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Definition of decompose:

  1. To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.
  2. 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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