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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
3. Conjunctive Quantity
 
49. Decomposition.
 
  
NOUN:DECOMPOSITION, analysis, diæresis or dieresis, dissection, resolution, catalysis, dissolution, break-up; dispersion [See Nonassemblage. Dispersion]; disjunction [See Disjunction]; disintegration.
  DECAY, rot, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, caries; corruption (uncleanness) [See Uncleanness].
  ELECTROLYSIS, electrolyzation, hydrolysis, proteolysis, thermolysis, catalysis.
  
VERB:DECOMPOSE, decompound [rare]; analyze, disembody, dissolve; resolve into its elements, separate into its elements; dissect, decentralize, break up; disintegrate, disperse [See Nonassemblage. Dispersion]; unravel (unroll) [See Evolution]; crumble into dust.
  CORRUPT [archaic], rot, decay, consume; putrefy, putresce.
  ELECTROLYZE, hydrolyze, thermolyze, catalyze.
  
ADJECTIVE:DECOMPOSED &c. v.; catalytic, analytical; resolvent, separative, solvent.

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