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Definition 1: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts - [verb of change]

Synonyms for decompose in the sense of this definition

(decompose is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

(... is a kind of decompose ) soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

(... is a kind of decompose ) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms

"acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"

(... is a kind of decompose ) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

(decompose belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: break down - [verb of change]

Samples where decompose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bodies decomposed in the heat

Synonyms for decompose in the sense of this definition

(decompose is a kind of ...) undergo decay or decomposition

"The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

(... is a kind of decompose ) break down naturally through the action of biological agents

"Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"

(... is a kind of decompose ) suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste

"hang the venison for a few days"

Definition 3: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current - [verb of change]

Samples where decompose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

Synonyms for decompose in the sense of this definition

(decompose is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(decompose has a similar meaning as ...) cause to undergo fission or lose particles

(decompose belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

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