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.
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- 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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_Caryota_ or wine-palm, whose immense decompound leaves are twelve feet long.
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“compound” to “decompound,” he wrote of ideas and actions being either “complex” or
Readers of the Observations would have been familiar with the words “decompound” and “decomposite” ” both from the late Latin decompositus, a rendering of the Greek parasynthetos ” in which the “de -” prefix signifies “repeatedly” or “further.”
sending flowers to switzerland ~ climbing corydalis corydalis claviculata fumaria claviculata annual vine with decompound leaves and racemes of yellow and pink flowers.