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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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