decompose: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dē"kum-pōz'), [key]
— v., -posed, -pos•ing.
- to separate or resolve into constituent parts or elements; disintegrate: The bacteria decomposed the milk into its solid and liquid elements.
- to rot; putrefy: The egg began to decompose after a day in the sun.
- decompose (Thesaurus)