Translation of descomponer in English:

descomponer

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

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