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decompose

Synonyms of decompose in English:

verb

  • 1 the chemical prevents corpses from decomposing
    decay, rot, putrefy, go bad, go off, spoil, fester, perish, deteriorate, degrade, break down, break up, moulder
    technical mortify, necrotize, sphacelate
    archaic corrupt
  • 2 some minerals decompose very rapidly
    break up, break apart, fall apart, fragment, disintegrate, crumble, dissolve;
    break down, decay
  • 3 semantic markers decompose the meanings of words into more primitive elements
    separate, divide, break down, dissect, atomize, dissolve, resolve, reduce
    rare fractionate
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