from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Compounded or consisting of things or parts that are already compound.
  • adj. Botany Having or consisting of divisions that are themselves once or several times compound; bipinnate: a decompound leaf.
  • transitive v. To decompose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A decomposite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.
  • adj. Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.
  • n. A decomposite.
  • transitive v. To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time.
  • transitive v. To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To decompose.
  • To compound a second time; compound or form out of that which is already compound; form by a second composition.
  • Composed of things which are themselves compound; compounded a second time.
  • In botany, divided into a number of compound divisions, as a leaf or panicle; repeatedly cleft or cut into an indefinite number of unequal segments.
  • n. A decomposite (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound


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