Definition of 'decompose'
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A cardiac machine in the garage is used to keep the heart pumping, while stabilising drugs are injected to stop the body decomposing in the hospital. The Sun (2016)His decomposing body was in a suitcase in the bathroom. The Sun (2010)His body was decomposing as the nation struggled towards a new beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her body was found decomposing in a plastic container last week. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His decomposing body was found on Wednesday stuffed into a suitcase inside a brick shed in the family's back garden. The Sun (2008)
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British English: decompose VERB
When things such as dead plants or animals decompose, or when something decomposes them, they change chemically and begin to decay.
...a dead body found decomposing in a wood.
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