[ verb dee-kuh m-pound; adjective dee-kom-pound, dee-kom-pound, -kuh m- ]
/ verb ˌdi kəmˈpaʊnd; adjective diˈkɒm paʊnd, ˌdi kɒmˈpaʊnd, -kəm- /
verb (used with object)
Obsolete. to compound a second or further time.
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OTHER WORDS FROM decompoundun·de·com·pound·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for decompound
If you propose to decompound Soap by means thereof, you must first dissolve it in a sufficient quantity of water.
As Acids have a greater affinity than any other substance with Alkalis, they may be very effectually employed to decompound Soap.
British Dictionary definitions for decompound
/ (ˌdiːkəmˈpaʊnd) /
(of a compound leaf) having leaflets consisting of several distinct parts
made up of one or more compounds
a less common word for decompose
obsolete to mix with or form from one or more compounds
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