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Synonyms for decomposeˌdi kəmˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decompose, break up, break down(verb)

    separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

    Synonyms:
    rot, fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, collapse, analyze, interrupt, conk out, crumple, crash, split up, pick, fail, snap, moulder, analyse, go bad, dismantle, break up, recess, decay, part, crock up, molder, sever, cut off, fragment, dissect, split, crumble, disperse, separate, disrupt, give out, dissipate, go, dissolve, give way, disintegrate, crack, disassemble, break apart, lose it, die, calve, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, tumble, crush

  2. disintegrate, decay, decompose(verb)

    lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

    Synonyms:
    break down, decay, break up, moulder, disintegrate, decompose, molder, dilapidate, crumble, rot

  3. decompose, rot, molder, moulder(verb)

    break down

    Synonyms:
    break down, decay, break up, moulder, disintegrate, decompose, molder, rot, waste

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decompose

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    Synonyms:
    corrupt, decay, molder, putrefy, rot, spoil

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decompose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    decompound, analyze, resolve into its elements

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

degrade, decomposed


Translations for decompose

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  • разглобявам, разлагам сеBulgarian
  • descompondreCatalan, Valencian
  • rozložitCzech
  • zersetzen, verrotten, zerfallen, verfallen, verfaulen, dekomponierenGerman
  • αποσυντίθεμαιGreek
  • descomponer, descomponerseSpanish
  • kõdunema, lagundamaEstonian
  • lahota, hajottaa, maatua, mädätä, mädäntyäFinnish
  • décomposer, se décomposerFrench
  • decomporre, decomporsiItalian
  • 分解するJapanese
  • ontbinden, verrotten, vergaanDutch
  • decomporPortuguese
  • descompuneRomanian
  • разложи́ть, разбира́ть, разложи́ться, разлага́ть, разобра́ть, разлага́тьсяRussian
  • 分解Chinese

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