from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The analysis or separation of a compound into its constituent parts by chemical means; chemical analysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A term sometimes applied to the decomposition of organic substance into more simple bodies, by the use of chemical agents alone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun dated The
decompositionof organic substanceinto more simple bodies, by the use of chemical agentsalone.
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