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1. To resolve a compound into its component parts; to disintegrate.
2. To decay; to putrefy.
[L. de, from, down, + com-pono, pp. -positus, to put together]


v. decom·posed, decom·posing, decom·poses
1. To separate into components or basic elements.
2. To cause to rot.
1. To become broken down into components; disintegrate.
2. To decay; rot or putrefy.

de′com·pos′a·bil′i·ty n.
de′com·pos′a·ble adj.
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A, in a highly decomposed state but found no signs of any kind of assault on the body.
Some multifamily properties are keeping some greenery by combining decomposed granite and grass, blending the materials with walkways and seating areas for a more manicured look.
A mass grave was found south of Buhrez district, (5 km) south of Baaquba, in which 153 decomposed bodies of civilians, policemen and army soldiers were discovered," Maj.
And after the body is decomposed, "the water is a fantastic fertiliser", he said.
Medical examinations later revealed Mr Fleming, who had a history of health problems including kidney failure, ulcers and previously suffered a heart attack, had been dead for around three weeks, meaning his body was heavily decomposed and difficult to examine in a post mortem.
The body was so badly decomposed that police have so far been unable to identify who it is.
Summary: A decomposed body was found Friday near a former Syrian intelligence center in the Bekaa Valley town of Anjar, Lebanese newspapers reported on Saturday.
A BADLY decomposed body was identified as that of a Teesside man who had gone missing.
INVESTIGATORS yesterday visited the scene where a decomposed body of a newborn baby was recovered on Tuesday.
The body was in a decomposed state and police said that the victim may have been killed two days before officers found the body.
A BADLY decomposed body found in Cheshire woodland has been identified as that of a man from Merseyside.