[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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Related Words for decompounddisintegrate, dissolve, explore, scrutinize, inspect, examine, investigate, dissect, resolve, determine, parse, anatomize, separate, distill, atomize, study, decompose, divide, part, hydrolyze
Examples from the Web for decompound
Historical Examples of 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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