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synonyms for decomposition

  • decay
  • disintegration
  • atomization
  • corruption
  • dissipation
  • dissolution
  • division
  • putrefaction
  • putrescence
  • putridity
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antonyms for decomposition

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  • connection
  • unification
  • combination
  • development
  • growth
  • improvement
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How to use decomposition in a sentence

As Johnson removed items from the car’s trunk before it was to be towed, the officer noticed the smell of decomposition.
AUNT CHARGED AFTER POLICE SAY SHE STASHED BODIES OF NIECE, NEPHEW IN HER CAR FOR MONTHSROSE WAGNER, JESSICA ANDERSON, TIM PRUDENTEJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Microscopic analysis of the bones and surrounding soil confirmed that the body was rapidly covered after burial and that decomposition took place in the pit.
A CAVE SITE IN KENYA’S FORESTS REVEALS THE OLDEST HUMAN BURIAL IN AFRICAALISON CROWTHERMAY 28, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Microscopic study of the fossils and chemical analyses of pit sediment indicated that the child’s body was interred soon after death, before decomposition began.
A CHILD’S 78,000-YEAR-OLD GRAVE MARKS AFRICA’S OLDEST KNOWN HUMAN BURIALBRUCE BOWERMAY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
While this kind of chemical decomposition has been tried with other plastics, it has proven very energy and carbon emission intensive, which is why it’s still far more common to simply melt plastics back down to recycle them.
‘INFINITELY RECYCLABLE’ PLASTIC COULD HELP SOLVE OUR WASTE CRISISEDD GENTMAY 3, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Embedding polymer-chomping enzymes in biodegradable plastic should accelerate decomposition.
A NEW TECHNIQUE COULD MAKE SOME PLASTIC TRASH COMPOSTABLE AT HOMECARMEN DRAHLAPRIL 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Unfortunately, that is not legal — yet, unless I want to go to a body farm or a human decomposition facility where they lay me out to study me.
HOW TO BE BETTER AT DEATH (EP. 450)MARIA KONNIKOVAFEBRUARY 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
We capture the gas that comes from the decomposition of trash.
JIM FISH, CEO OF WASTE MANAGEMENT, ON HOW THE PANDEMIC CHANGED GARBAGEEBEN SHAPIRONOVEMBER 15, 2020TIME
This may have been natron, the mineral used by ancient Egyptians to slow decomposition.
SEE WHAT THESE ANIMAL MUMMIES ARE KEEPING UNDER WRAPSHELEN THOMPSONOCTOBER 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Acetone is derived from decomposition of diacetic acid, and this in turn from beta-oxybutyric acid by oxidation.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
(c) Decomposition of exudates anywhere in the body, as in empyema, bronchiectasis, and large tuberculous cavities.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO DECOMPOSITION

  • decay
  • decomposition
  • degeneration
  • deterioration
  • erosion
  • oxidation
  • rust
  • wear
  • abuse
  • adulteration
  • blight
  • corruption
  • decomposition
  • defilement
  • desecration
  • deterioration
  • dirtying
  • fouling
  • foulness
  • greenhouse effect
  • impairment
  • impurity
  • infection
  • misuse
  • polluting
  • profanation
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • uncleanness
  • vitiation
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