De`com*pose" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decomposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Decomposing.] [Cf. F. d'ecomposer. Cf. Discompose.]

To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.

 

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De`com*pose", v. i.

To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.

 

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