decomposed


decomposed
/dee'keuhm pohzd"/, adj.
1. having undergone decomposition.
2. (of a feather) having the barbs separate, hanging loosely, and not interconnected by barbules.
[1840-50; DECOMPOSE + -ED2]

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  • decomposed — decomposed; un·decomposed; …   English syllables

  • Decomposed — De com*posed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Separated or broken up; said of the crest of birds when the feathers are divergent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decomposed — index dilapidated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Decomposed — Decompose De com*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decomposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decomposing}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]composer. Cf. {Discompose}.] To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decomposed — adj. Decomposed is used with these nouns: ↑body …   Collocations dictionary

  • decomposed — Synonyms and related words: bad, cankered, carious, corrupt, decayed, festering, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, gone bad, mortified, necrosed, necrotic, peccant, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rotten, rotting, sphacelated, spoiled, suppurating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • decomposed — de·com·pose || ‚diːkÉ™m pəʊz v. separate into simpler compounds, disintegrate; rot, decay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decomposed —   Pilau, pela, ūmelu, melu, malau …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • decomposed — A state of decomposition. A separation into components; specifically, decay or dissolution. In re Vetter, Cust. & Pat.App., 96 F.2d 999, 1000 …   Black's law dictionary

  • decomposed — A state of decomposition. A separation into components; specifically, decay or dissolution. In re Vetter, Cust. & Pat.App., 96 F.2d 999, 1000 …   Black's law dictionary


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