Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 49 (Decomposition)

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#49. Decomposition. -- N. decomposition, analysis, dissection, resolution, catalysis, dissolution; corruption &c. (uncleanness) 653; dispersion &c. 73; disjunction &c. 44; disintegration.

V. decompose, decompound; analyze, disembody, dissolve; resolve into its elements, separate into its elements; electrolyze[Chem]; dissect, decentralize, break up; disperse &c. 73; unravel &c. (unroll) 313; crumble into dust.

Adj. decomposed &c. v.; catalytic, analytical; resolvent, separative, solvent.