[verb dee-kuh m-pound; adjective dee-kom-pound, dee-kom-pound, -kuh m-]
- to decompose.
- Obsolete. to compound a second or further time.
Origin of decompound
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Examples 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.
- (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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