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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 decomposition of organic substance into more simple bodies, by the use of chemical agents alone.

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