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Synonyms for decompose

Synonyms for decompose

to reduce or become reduced to pieces or components

to become or cause to become rotten or unsound

Synonyms for decompose

separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

break down

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Air cavities in the stems transport oxygen to underwater portions of the plants, making the oxygen available to microbes capable of decomposing pollutants in the sewage.
Decomposing carrots, a weary horse and a crashed Harrier jet have also cropped up in claim forms received by insurance company elephant.
A MAN claimed he did not smell his wife's decomposing body as nerves in his nose were damaged.
Additional continuous and batch process embodiments of biomass heating systems are also disclosed that extract heat energy from decomposing biomass for heating uses.
One teacher in Minnesota, for example, took students to the morgue to see decomposing cadavers covered with maggots.
But any chances of solving the mystery of her death were lost when the animal's decomposing carcass was cremated.
By boring ninety-foot-deep shafts into old landfills, Rathje and his team can collect samples and study how well waste is decomposing.
In a promising alternative for toxic waste cleanup known as mycoremediation, strains of mushrooms are being bred to speed up their natural process of decomposing organic material.
AUSTRIAN police have discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - migrants piled in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main motorway from Budapest to Vienna.
A WOMAN with a heroin habit so severe that her leg is decomposing has been jailed for theft.
These bacteria may prove to be beneficial in decomposing this pesticide.
Patent 8,653,150 (February 18, 2014), "Method for Decomposing Thermoset Resin and Recovering Decomposition Product," Takumi Izumitani, Takaharu Nakagawa, Masaru Hidaka, Keishi Shibata, and Junko Matsui (Panasonic Corporation, Osaka, Japan, and International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer, Mie, Japan).
The Technology has enabled the recovery of precious metals from the residue obtained by decomposing concentrated cyanogen plating waste liquid (sludge) in a lower temperature range than conventional methods and separating cyanogen compounds from sludge as cyanogen gas.
Summary: Authorities located Monday the head of a decapitated body that was found decomposing in a north Lebanon forest over the weekend, the National News Agency reported.
There are different genera of decomposing bacteria which some of them are Nocardia, Pseudomonas, Coryneform, Alcaligenes, Arthrobacter, Bacillus, Flauobacterium, Acinetobacter and Achromobacter.