Synonyms of 'decompose'
foods which decompose and rot
The grain will start rotting in the silos.
Fats spoil by becoming tainted.
The bodies buried in the fine ash slowly decayed.
The rubber lining had perished.
The food will fester and go to waste.
the empty, mouldering old house
the stench of corpses putrefying in the sweltering heat
2 break down
Plastics take years to decompose.
Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments.
X-rays are used to prevent fresh food from deteriorating.
The work was never finished and bit by bit the building fell apart.
At 420 mph the windscreen disintegrated.
He degenerated into drug and alcohol abuse.
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If you analyse something, you examine it using scientific methods in order to find out what it consists of.
We haven't had time to analyse those samples yet.
Thesaurus for decompose from the Collins English Thesaurus
When things such as dead plants or animals decompose , or when something decomposes them, they change chemically and begin to decay .