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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·com·pose /ˌdikəmˈpoz/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·com·pose /ˌdɪkəmˈpoz/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·com·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decomposed p. pr. & vb. n. Decomposing.]  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·com·pose, v. i. To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
           [syn: break up, break down]
      2: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the
         particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission
         process" [syn: disintegrate, decay]
      3: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn: rot,
          molder, moulder]