decompose
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decompose(
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kuhm
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poz
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to decay)
a. descomponerse
The man had only recently died and the body had not yet begun to decompose.El hombre recién había muerto y el cadáver todaviá no había empezado a descomponerse.
b. pudrirse
As domestic garbage decomposes, it produces methane.Al pudrirse, los residuos domésticos producen metano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause to decay)
a. descomponer
Microorganisms decompose dead plant matter.Los microorganismos descomponen los restos de plantas muertas.
b. pudrir
Spices have been used to stop heat from decomposing food since ancient times.Ya en la antigüedad, se utilizaban especias para evitar que el calor pudriera los alimentos.
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decompose
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. descomponerse
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decompose [ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊz]
transitive verb
(rot) descomponer; pudrir
intransitive verb
descomponerse; pudrirse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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