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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The action or process of breaking down; the rotting of plant or animal matter.

Usage examples (36)
  • Her third-grade class studied the process of decomposition by observing what happens to apple slices over a two-week period.
  • Protein decomposition, which is apt to cause heavy financial losses, ceases almost altogether.
  • These changes are largely of a nature that the chemist knows as decomposition changes.
  • Such products are in general called decomposition products, or sometimes cleavage products. for more
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