Translation of decompose in Spanish:

decompose

descomponerse, v.

Pronunciation: /ˌdikəmˈpoʊz//diːkəmˈpəʊz/

intransitive verb

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    (rot)
    (waste/corpse) descomponerse
    (waste/corpse) pudrirse
    a strong smell of decomposing fish un fuerte olor a pescado en descomposición
    • Vets said some bacteria could still spread after the body decomposes and could infect human beings as well as animals.
    • Some 17 days passed before her badly decomposed body was found, 20 miles away.
    • It takes several weeks or longer, depending upon the size, for the body to completely decompose.
    • As these mulches slowly decompose, they provide organic matter which helps keep the soil loose.
    • In addition to improving soil structure, decomposing compost will slowly release plant nutrients.
    • ‘When buried,’ says Emily, ‘an animal's body decomposes at a very slow rate - it can take up to 30 years.’
    • If there are badly decomposed or skeletal remains, we might be able to do facial reconstruction.
    • The body begins to decompose soon after it is buried.
    • The days when organic food conjured up images of overpriced vegetables decomposing before the eyes are well and truly over.
    • Her remains were so badly decomposed that no clear cause of death has been established, but South Yorkshire Police are treating her death as murder.
    • Leaves decompose quickly, which can turn water murky and even make it smelly.
    • While a corpse would normally decompose completely during this time, it is understood the body was partially preserved in a ‘mummified’ state for some reason.
    • ‘When a body decomposes in water, it becomes completely disfigured,’ he continues.
    • Most of the hotel refuse consists of leftover food, which rapidly decomposes.
    • The badly decomposed body of a man has been found in a reservoir at Ogden.
    • In those few hours the body had began to already decompose.
    • The remains were so badly decomposed, scientists were unable to establish a cause of death, and murder was not ruled out.
    • As the mulch decomposes in the summer heat, add more to maintain optimal mulch depth.
    • Peatlands consist of layer upon layer of partially decomposed plant material.
    • Submerged leaves decompose quickly and can cause scummy bacteria to form.
    • Benzoyl peroxide rapidly decomposes into benzoic acid and hydrogen peroxide and is also safe.
    • When light strikes the film the silver halide decomposes to give silver.
    • Nitric acid can be thermally decomposed to give water, nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen.
    • Oxyhemoglobin is a fairly unstable molecule that decomposes in the intercellular spaces to release free oxygen and hemoglobin.
    • Davy had developed a technique by which unusually stable compounds could be decomposed into their constituent elements.
    • Nitriles can be decomposed by acids or alkalis to give the corresponding carboxylic acid or they can be reduced to give primary amines.
    • Alcohol evaporates or is decomposed, so fermentation cannot be proven directly.
    • In acidic mixtures, such as many soft drinks, sucrose will chemically decompose over a period of time.
    • When heated, it decomposes into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide gas.
    • Glyphosate has little residual activity and is rapidly decomposed to organic components by microorganisms in the soil.
    • Without catalysis, hydrogen peroxide decomposes slowly over time to form water and oxygen gas.
    • This water vapor can undergo a chemical change if enough additional heat is added, when it decomposes into oxygen gas and hydrogen gas.
    • Formic acid decomposes slowly at room temperature into carbon monoxide and Water.
    • Regardless of whether it concerns volatile or solid substances, chemical explosives decompose into gas on detonation.
    • As hydrogen peroxide decomposes to oxygen and water, the resulting rate of the evolution of oxygen and I 2 vary periodically.
    • For this reason, demolition experts prefer to use explosive chemicals that contain molecules that readily decompose to form gases.
    • The most significant user is the glass industry, which uses sodium carbonate to decompose silicates for glass making.
    • Thus, two molecules of water have been decomposed into two molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen.
    • All dioxins are very stable and unlike most other chemicals do not quickly decompose or break down in the environment.
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    Chemistry
    (compound) descomponerse

transitive verb

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    Chemistry Physics Biology
    descomponer