(Latin: full of, abounding in, having the qualities of, characteristic of something)
2. To break down organic matter from a complex to a simpler form, mainly through the action of fungi and bacteria, or to be broken down in this way: Once Jack places vegetation in the compost pile, it starts to decompose and to decay.
3. To break something down into smaller or simpler fragments: The organic waste in the composter will decompose over the winter and be mixed into the garden in the spring.
2. To give evidence or to testify under oath, either in a written or verbal form: Under oath, the witness was deposing her evidence precisely and to the point.
3. To request and to record evidence from a testifier: The court was carefully deposing all of the statements from the attestant or person who affirmed the truth about what happened.
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2. To determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: "The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza."
3. To ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: "The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the car to break down."
4. To classify or to determine on the basis of scientific examination.
2. Fibrous degeneration of glandular tissue.
2. Woolly; bearing flocci; specifically, in botany, having tufts of soft woolly hairs, which are often deciduous.
2. The official preparation, administered intravenously in solution as a fluid and nutrient replenisher.
3. A simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits.
Fructose is a "sugar found in fruit', from 1864, coined in English from Latin fructus ccurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many fruits. It is used in foodstuffs and in medicine chiefly in solution as an intravenous nutrient. Also called: levulose and fruit sugar.
2. Pertaining to being smoky, thick with smoke, like smoke.
2. Spherical or almost round; globular.
2. A syrup containing dextrose, maltose, dexrin, and water that is obtained from starch and used in food manufacture and in alcoholic fermentation.