De`com*pound" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decompounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Decompounding.] [Pref. de- (intens. in sense 1) + compound, v. t.]

1.

To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time.

2.

To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.

It divides and decompounds objects into . . . parts. Hazlitt.

 

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De`com*pound", a. [Pref. de- (intens.) + compound, a.]

1.

Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.

2. Bot.

Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.

 

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De`com*pound", n.

A decomposite.

 

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