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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.