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decompose

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decompose/ˌdiːkəmˈpoʊz/verb
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decompose
/ˌdiːkəmˈpoʊz/
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Learner's definition of DECOMPOSE  
: to cause something (such as dead plants and the bodies of dead animals) to be slowly destroyed and broken down by natural processes, chemicals, etc.
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Synonyms see: 1decay
technical : to cause something (such as a chemical) to be separated into smaller or simpler parts
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— decomposition

/diˌkɑːmpəˈzɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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