decomposition

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(dē-kŏm-pō-zĭsh′ŭn )

[″+ componere, to put together]

1. The putrefactive process; decay.
2. Reducing a compound body to its simpler constituents.
SEE: biodegradation; SEE: fermentation; SEE: resolution

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