Translation of "decompose" - English-Spanish dictionary

decompose

verb uk /ˌdiː.kəmˈpəʊz/

to decay, or to cause something to decay

descomponerse
The body must have been decomposing for several weeks.

specialized chemistry to break, or to break something, into smaller parts

descomponer(se)
Microbes decompose organic waste into a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.
decomposition noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌdiː.kɒm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

descomposición
The corpse was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

(Translation of “decompose” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

decompose

verb /diːkəmˈpouz/

(of vegetable or animal matter) to (cause to) decay or rot

descomponerse
Corpses decompose quickly in heat.
decomposition /diːkompəˈziʃən/ noun

descomposición
decomposer noun

something that causes a substance to rot or break up into simpler parts.

agente de descomposición

(Translation of “decompose” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)