Definition of decompose:
disperse, disassemble, study at decay, separate, crack, dismantle, pick, dissipate, die, dispel, analyze, waste, fragmentise, better, molder, disintegrate, split up, part, fragmentize, adjourn, resolve, cut off, break-up, continue, break apart, sever, calve, give way, help, tumble, crush, split, snap, dilapidate, fail, moulder, crock up, lose it, go, rot, deteriorate, analyse, collapse, break down, fragment, crash, taint, interrupt, go bad, crack up, crumple, take apart, scatter, corrupt, recess, thrive, give out, disrupt, conk out.
Durtal followed in his prayer- book this work with so short a text, so long a chant; and as he listened to, and read it with recollection, this magnificent prayer seemed to decompose as a whole, and to represent three different states of the soul, to exhibit the triple phase of humanity, during its youth, its maturity, and its decline; it was, in a word, an essential summary of prayer for all ages.- "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
The only methods of getting the full effect of this material are, either to use it fresh, as is done by the Chinese and Japanese on a most extensive and offensive scale; or to compost it before it can decompose.- "Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel", Samuel William Johnson.
- "The Wisdom of Father Brown", G. K. Chesterton.