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Adjective
(of organic matter) In the process of decaying
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“It is preferable to feed the turtles in a separate enclosure, minimizing the presence of decomposing food that contributes to poor water quality.”
Adjective
In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
Verb
Present participle for to decompose or break down, especially biologically
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“Leaves decompose quickly, which can turn water murky and even make it smelly.”
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Present participle for to separate or break down something into its components
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“For this reason, demolition experts prefer to use explosive chemicals that contain molecules that readily decompose to form gases.”
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Present participle for analyze by taking apart
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Present participle for to disappear
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Present participle for to wear away gradually
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