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