Decompounding
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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