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decompose

 
Verb decompose has 3 senses
  1. decompose, break up, break down - separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    --1 is one way to separate
    Derived form: noun decomposition3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. disintegrate, decay, decompose - lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current; "the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
    --2 is one way to change integrity
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. decompose, rot, molder, moulder - break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
    --3 is one way to decay
    Derived forms: noun decomposition5, noun decomposition4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something ----s something
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