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  • v. Present participle of decompose.


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  • It is formed by the slow hydrolysis of fats in decomposing material such as a human cadaver by action of anaerobic bacteria ...

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  • The body of her other son, was "decomposing" at another morgue, the paper reported.

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  • We amend the soil with organic material such as decomposing leaves or compost from the piles at the edge of the yard.

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  • Billions of tonnes of methane, which comes from natural sources such as decomposing vegetation and marshland, are stored in the frozen lands of Siberia,

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  • Most of them are saprobes, they absorb dead organic material, such as decomposing flesh.

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  • Navigating such unpredictability requires investors to rely less on historical short cuts and, instead, spend more time decomposing asset classes into their constituent risk factors.

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  • But it still was not moved and was decomposing in the sand.

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  • While the city has great hopes for the land, which it plans to build in phases over the next 30 years among them as a destination for mountain-biking, trail-running, and horseback-riding, the mounds that comprise the park are so far dotted not with fountains, such as the Bethesda Fountain, but with well-heads to collect the decomposing gases, and treatment plants where something called leachate is rendered harmless and released into Arthur Kill .

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  • After all, how healthful can something be that shows no signs of decomposing after being left on a counter for more than a decade?

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: What's In The Non-Chicken Half Of The McNugget

  • *** Skin, by Mo Hayder: decomposing bodies and creepy characters feature in a novel that's slow to start but takes off towards the end.

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