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Synonyms for decomposition
-kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ənde·com·po·si·tion

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  1. decomposition, vector decompositionnoun

    the analysis of a vector field

    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  2. decomposition, disintegrationnoun

    in a decomposed state

    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, annihilation, dissolution, radioactive decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  3. decomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reactionnoun

    (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance

    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  4. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefactionnoun

    (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

    putrefaction, bunkum, hogwash, decomposition reaction, guff, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, bunk, degeneracy, buncombe, rotting, depravity, vector decomposition, depravation, corruption, rot, disintegration

  5. decay, decompositionnoun

    the organic phenomenon of rotting

    disintegration, chemical decomposition reaction, putrefaction, radioactive decay, vector decomposition, decline, rot, rotting, decay, decomposition reaction

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decompositionnoun

    analysis, resolution

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  1. List of paraphrases for "decomposition":

    decay, decomposing, breakdown, consist, degradation

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  1. Leuven PhD student Elien Rosier:

    We sampled the remains during six months of decomposition and we could identify 452 different compounds, from all those compounds we searched for human specific compounds using principal component analysis and we could identify a combination of eight compounds that were specific for human and pig remains.

  2. Cyril Wecht:

    The body has undergone extensive decomposition at this point, now it's all over. There's no way meaningful scientific studies can be done. But there’s no question about the pneumonia. This was shown and proven. There’s no question at all about the advanced pneumonia or the iron deficiency. That cannot be avoided… Still, it’s all too late now.

  3. Pat Stayton:

    Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were responding to the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle.

  4. Bill Bennett:

    For a child's life to be successful, the forces of composition have to be greater than the forces of decomposition.

  5. Joe McCann:

    … There was so much decomposition and there was nothing, but bones left, she was skeletonized basically … But I think based on the crime scene, what it looked like and what items were recovered — it was pretty consisted with her having been murdered at that site.

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