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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of decompose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Separated or broken up; -- said of the crest of birds when the feathers are divergent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a state of decomposition.
- In ornithology, separated: specifically said of a feather the web of which is decompounded by disconnection of the barbs, or of a bundle of feathers, as those of the crest, which stand or fall apart from one another: used like decompound in botany.
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