US: /ˌdikəmˈpoʊz/
UK: /dˌiːkəmpˈə‍ʊz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

decompose /,di:kəm'pouz/
  • ngoại động từ
    • (vật lý); (hoá học) phân tích; phân ly, phân huỷ
    • làm thối nát, làm mủn, làm mục rữa
      • heat decomposes meat: nóng làm ôi thối thịt
    • (nghĩa bóng) phân tích (động cơ, từ trường)
    • nội động từ
      • (vật lý); (hoá học) phân tích; phân ly, phân huỷ
      • thối rữa, mục rữa

    Advanced English dictionary

    + verb
    1 to be destroyed gradually by natural chemical processes
    Synonym: DECAY, ROT
    [V] a decomposing corpse + As the waste materials decompose, they produce methane gas. + [VN] a decomposed body
    2 [VN, V] ~ (sth) (into sth) (technical) to divide sth into smaller parts; to divide into smaller parts
    decomposition noun [U]: the decomposition of organic waste

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 disintegrate, separate, fall or come apart, break up or down, take apart, dissect, anatomize, atomize, resolve, decompound, analyse:
    By absorption the scientists decomposed the green light into yellow and blue.
    2 rot, disintegrate, decay, moulder, putrefy; spoil, go off or bad, turn sour:
    The meat will decompose if it is left outside the fridge.

    Collocation dictionary


    badly/partially/partly decomposed
    His badly decomposed body was found many weeks later.

    Concise English dictionary

    +separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    +lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    +break down