Share this entry

Share this page

descomponer

Translation of descomponer in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 4 [persona] 4.1 (producir malestar) ese olor penetrante me descompone that strong smell makes me feel queasy o/or nauseous la noticia del accidente la descompuso she felt quite ill when she heard about the accident 4.2 (producir diarrea) to give … diarrhea (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) diarrhoea

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (descomponerse)

  • 3 [cara] (+ me/te/le etc) se le descompuso la cara cuando se lo dije he looked really upset o/or his face dropped a mile when I told him
  • 5 [persona] 5.1 (sentir malestar) hacía tanto calor que se descompuso it was so hot that he started feeling sick o/or queasy se descompuso cuando supo la noticia he felt quite ill when he heard the news 5.2 (del estómago) to have an attack of diarrhea (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) diarrhoea

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cura
f
cure …
Cultural fact of the day

In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.