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Synonyms for decompose
ˌdi kəmˈpoʊzde·com·pose

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. decompose

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    corrupt, decay, molder, putrefy, rot, spoil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. decompose

    analyze, segregate, individualize, resolve, dissolve

    compound, concoct, mix, organize, compose

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 3 votes

  1. decompose, break up, break downverb

    separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

    rot, fragmentise, fragmentize, collapse, analyze, interrupt, conk out, crumple, crash, split up, pick, fail, snap, moulder, analyse, go bad, dismantle, break up, recess, decay, part, crock up, molder, sever, cut off, fragment, dissect, split, crumble, disperse, separate, disrupt, give out, dissipate, go, dissolve, give way, disintegrate, crack, disassemble, break apart, lose it, die, calve, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, tumble, crush

  2. disintegrate, decay, decomposeverb

    lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

    "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

    break down, decay, break up, moulder, disintegrate, molder, dilapidate, crumble, rot

  3. decompose, rot, molder, moulderverb

    break down

    "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

    break down, decay, break up, moulder, disintegrate, molder, rot, waste

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decomposeverb

    decompound, analyze, resolve into its elements

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "decompose":

    degrade, decomposed

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  1. Rudi Hartono:

    Minimizing plastic waste is the most important thing to do, because plastic is difficult to decompose.

  2. Kevin Kumala:

    It clicked that these disgusting, toxic ponchos would be used a few times and then discarded, but they would not decompose.

  3. Bobi Wine:

    We filthy rich till we decompose When we pass people squeeze them nose

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  • разглобявам, разлагам сеBulgarian
  • descompondreCatalan, Valencian
  • rozložitCzech
  • verfallen, verfaulen, zerfallen, verrotten, dekomponieren, zersetzenGerman
  • αποσυντίθεμαιGreek
  • descomponerse, descomponerSpanish
  • kõdunema, lagundamaEstonian
  • lahota, mädäntyä, hajottaa, maatua, mädätäFinnish
  • se décomposer, décomposerFrench
  • decomporre, decomporsiItalian
  • 分解するJapanese
  • vergaan, verrotten, ontbindenDutch
  • decomporPortuguese
  • descompuneRomanian
  • разлага́ться, разобра́ть, разлага́ть, разложи́ться, разбира́ть, разложи́тьRussian
  • 分解Chinese

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