decomposing, present participle; decomposed, past tense; decomposed, past participle; decomposes, 3rd person singular present;
(of a dead body or other organic matter) Decay; become rotten
leaves stuffed in plastic bags do not decompose
the body was badly decomposed
Cause (something) to decay or rot
dead plant matter can be completely decomposed by microorganisms
(of a chemical compound) Break down into component elements or simpler constituents
many chemicals decompose rapidly under high temperature
Break down (a chemical compound) into its component elements or simpler constituents
to decompose the compound by means of an acid
separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
disintegrate: lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
(decomposition) the analysis of a vector field
(decomposition) in a decomposed state
(decomposition) (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
Chemical decomposition, analysis or breakdown is the separation of a chemical compound into elements or simpler compounds. It is sometimes defined as the exact opposite of a chemical synthesis. Chemical decomposition is often an undesired chemical reaction. ...
Decomposition or rotting is the process by which tissues of a dead organism break down into simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for new growth and development of living organisms because it recycles the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. ...
(Decomposition (album)) Decomposition is a 2CD album set by Japanese noise musician Masami Akita, under the name Merzbow, featuring remixes and manipulation of source material recorded by Eugene Thacker and Shane Fahey. ...
(Decomposition (computer science)) Decomposition in computer science, also known as factoring, refers to the process by which a complex problem or system is broken down into parts that are easier to conceive, understand, program, and maintain.
to separate or break down something into its components; to disintegrate or fragment; to rot, decay or putrefy
(decomposition) A biological process through which organic material is reduced to e.g. compost; The act of taking something apart, e.g. for analysis; The splitting (of e.g. a matrix, an atom, or a compound) into constituent parts
(decomposed) Broken down to the most basic parts or elements. Fruits and vegetables that have started to rot are just starting to decompose.
(Decomposition) To break down into natural elements; decay. For instance, a banana peel thrown on the ground will look different a couple weeks later because it's decomposing into small parts and going back into the earth.
(Decomposition) The biochemical process where biological materials are broken down into smaller particles and eventually into basic chemical compounds and elements. See also decomposer.
(Decomposition) a chemical reaction in which a compound or mixture is converted into a more stable form, usually accompanied by the production of heat.
(Decomposition) the breakdown of a substance, often due to heat, decay or other effect, with the release of other compounds such as vapours or gases that may be flammable or toxic.
(Decomposition) The disintegration of body tissues after death.
(decomposition) Breaking down a process into subprocesses and activities. [SRV] Requirement in a protection profile that spans several components. ...
(decomposition) The process in which traditional cultural forms have destroyed themselves as a result of the emergence of superior means of controlling nature which make possible and necessary superior cultural constructions. ...
(decomposition) The process of separating or analyzing a text element into component units.
(decomposition) The physical and chemical breakdown of detritus by detritivores for energy capture, leading to the release of nutrients as simple, soluble organic and inorganic compounds that can be taken up by other organisms. 
(Decomposition) breaking down into component parts or basic elements.
(Decomposition) The breakdown of matter by bacteria and fungi. It changes the chemical composition and physical appearance of the materials.
(decomposition (n)) The breakdown of remains of dead animals and plants by bacteria or fungus