1. [ verb ] separate into constituent elements or parts, as of chemical substances
Synonyms: break_down break_up
Related terms: separate dissociate digest crack chemistry
2. [ verb ] lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
Synonyms: decay disintegrate

"the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"

Related terms: change_integrity physics disintegrate decay
3. [ verb ] break down
Synonyms: rot moulder molder

"The bodies decomposed in the heat"

Related terms: decay hang decomposition decay
Similar spelling:   decomposed