Decompound
Decompound De`com*pound", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decompounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decompounding}.] [Pref. de- (intens. in sense 1) + compound, v. t.] 1. To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time. [1913 Webster]

2. To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose. [1913 Webster]

It divides and decompounds objects into . . . parts. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]


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  • Decompound — De com*pound , a. [Pref. de (intens.) + compound, a.] 1. Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decompound — De com*pound , n. A decomposite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decompound — index decay Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • decompound — [dē΄kəm pound′; ] also, and for n. [, ] usually [, dē käm′pound΄] vt. 1. Obs. to compound (things already compounded) 2. to break up (a compound) into its parts; decompose adj. 1. compounded of substances already compounded 2. Bot. made up of… …   English World dictionary

  • decompound — adjective Date: circa 1793 of a leaf having divisions that are themselves compound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decompound — v. /dee keuhm pownd /; adj. /dee kom pownd, dee kom pownd , keuhm /, v.t. 1. to decompose. 2. Obs. to compound a second or further time. adj. 3. Bot. divided into compound divisions. 4. composed of compounds the parts of which are also compounds …   Universalium

  • decompound — v. compound with things that are already composite; reduce to constituent parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decompound — I. v. a. Analyze, decompose. II. a. Recompounded, repeatedly compounded …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decompound — de·compound …   English syllables

  • decompound — de•com•pound [[t]diˈkɒm paʊnd, ˌdi kɒmˈpaʊnd, kəm [/t]] bot composed of compounds the parts of which are also compounds, as a bipinnate leaf • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

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