Decompound

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 Decompound — De com*pound , n. A decomposite. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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… …

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

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  • 5 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… …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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

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  • 9 decompound — I. v. a. Analyze, decompose. II. a. Recompounded, repeatedly compounded …

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  • 10 decompound — de·compound …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 decompound — /dikəmˈpaʊnd/ (say deekuhm pownd) verb (t) 1. (of things already compound) to compound a second or further time. 2. to decompose. –adjective 3. Botany divided into compound divisions. 4. composed of things which are themselves compound …

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  • 13 decompound — adjective of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound • Similar to: ↑compound …

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  • 14 decompound leaf — noun a leaf having divisions that are themselves compound • Hypernyms: ↑compound leaf …

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  • 15 Decompounded — 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 …

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  • 16 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 …

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  • 17 decompoundable — decompoundˈable adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑decomposition …

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  • 18 decomposite — I. (|)dē+ noun Etymology: Late Latin decompositus derived from a compound word (translation of Greek parasynthetos), from Latin de from, away + compositus composite, compound more at de , composite : decompound I …

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  • 19 de|com|pound — «DEE kuhm POWND», verb, adjective, noun. –v.t. 1. to compound a second time; compound further; compound (something already compounded). 2. = decompose. (Cf. ↑decompose) –adj. composed of things already compounded: »A decompound leaf is one whose… …

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  • 20 Agave Virginica — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …

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