"decomposes" in the verb sense
1. decompose, break up, break down
separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
2. disintegrate, decay, decompose
lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
"the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process"
3. decompose, rot, molder, moulder
"The bodies decomposed in the heat"
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