having undergone decomposition.
(of a feather) having the barbs separate, hanging loosely, and not interconnected by barbules.
verb (used with object), decomposed, decomposing.
to separate or resolve into constituent parts or elements; disintegrate:
The bacteria decomposed the milk into its solid and liquid elements.
verb (used without object), decomposed, decomposing.
to rot; putrefy:
The egg began to decompose after a day in the sun.
to break down (organic matter) or (of organic matter) to be broken down physically and chemically by bacterial or fungal action; rot
(chem) to break down or cause to break down into simpler chemical compounds
to break up or separate into constituent parts
(transitive) (maths) to express in terms of a number of independent simpler components, as a set as a canonical union of disjoint subsets, or a vector into orthogonal components
verb (used with object) 1. to decompose. 2. Obsolete. to compound a second or further time. adjective 3. Botany. divided into compound divisions. 4. composed of compounds the parts of which are also compounds, as a bipinnate leaf. adjective 1. (of a compound leaf) having leaflets consisting of several distinct parts 2. made up of […]
verb (used with object), decorated, decorating. 1. to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; embellish: to decorate walls with murals. 2. to plan and execute the design, furnishings, and ornamentation of the interior of (a house, office, apartment, etc.), especially by selecting colors, fabrics, and style of furniture, by making minor structural changes, […]
adjective 1. (often initial capital letter) of pertaining to, or characteristic of the English gothic architecture of the late 13th through the late 14th centuries, characterized by curvilinear tracery, elaborate ornamental sculpture and vaulting, and refinement of stonecutting techniques. verb (used with object), decorated, decorating. 1. to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; […]
adjective 1. serving or tending to decorate. 2. Fine Arts. serving only to decorate, in contrast to providing a meaningful experience. adjective 1. serving to decorate or adorn; ornamental