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  • verbrot, break up
  • verbanalyze by taking apart

synonyms for decompose

  • break down
  • decay
  • disintegrate
  • dissolve
  • fall apart
  • molder
  • crumble
  • fester
  • putrefy
  • spoil
  • taint
  • turn
  • putresce
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antonyms for decompose

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  • unite
  • combine
  • develop
  • grow
  • improve
  • join
  • put together
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How to use decompose in a sentence

Within the peat — packed remains of partially decomposed plants — oxygen-bearing organic compounds called cellulose contain clues to the climate history of the region.
BERING SEA WINTER ICE SHRANK TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN 5,500 YEARS IN 2018CAROLYN GRAMLINGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Don’t let it decompose in nature or “fertilize” someone’s yard.
THE RIGHT WAY TO WALK YOUR DOGJOHN KENNEDYAUGUST 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Studies of how bodies decompose underwater suggest that if the thalattosaur was a carcass when the ichthyosaur found it, the prey’s limbs would have rotted off before its tail, the authors argue.
THIS ICHTHYOSAUR DIED AFTER DEVOURING A CREATURE NEARLY AS LONG AS ITSELFMARIA TEMMINGAUGUST 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Tropical peatlands are permanently flooded forests where fallen leaves and branches accumulate for centuries rather than decomposing.
PEAT’S SAKESTEPHANIE ARNETTAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Left to decompose, trash and recycling break down into methane or carbon dioxide.
CONVERTING TRASH TO VALUABLE GRAPHENE IN A FLASHALISON PEARCE STEVENSMARCH 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
By this time the husks will have begun to decompose and darken the kernels.
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A strong heat will decompose this lunar nitre, and recover the silver.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
Remember that the hanging of meat is for the purpose of allowing it to begin to decompose.
A COURSE OF LECTURES ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY AND COOKERYJULIET CORSON
Betton's eyes, fixed on him, saw his face decompose like a substance touched by some powerful acid.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
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WORDS RELATED TO DECOMPOSE

  • X-ray
  • anatomize
  • break up
  • cut up
  • decompose
  • decompound
  • determine
  • disintegrate
  • dissect
  • dissolve
  • divide
  • electrolyze
  • hydrolyze
  • lay bare
  • parse
  • part
  • resolve
  • separate
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