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catalytically

  • adverb by catalytic action; in a catalytic manner
    • catalytically stabilized combustion of propane

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explosively

  • adverb suddenly and rapidly
    • the population in Central America is growing explosively
  • adverb in an explosive manner
    • the political situation in Kashmir and Jammu is explosively unstable

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thermally

  • adverb by means of heat or with respect to thermal properties

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anaerobically

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mulch

  • noun a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
  • verb cover with mulch
    • mulch the flowerbeds

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aerobically

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recursive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to a recursion

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peroxide

  • noun a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
    hydrogen peroxide.
  • noun an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-

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bicarbonate

  • noun a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
    hydrogen carbonate.

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acidulate

  • verb make sour or more sour
    acidify; sour; acetify.

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lignin

  • noun a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants

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hydride

  • noun any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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hydrate

  • noun any compound that contains water of crystallization
  • verb supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
    • the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently

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carbonic

  • adjective relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
    carboniferous; carbonous; carbonaceous.

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hierarchically

  • adverb in a hierarchical manner
    • hierarchically organized

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spontaneously

  • adverb in a spontaneous manner
    • this shift occurs spontaneously
  • adverb without advance preparation
    ad libitum; ad lib; impromptu.
    • he spoke ad lib

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carbonate

  • noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
  • verb turn into a carbonate

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microbe

  • noun a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    bug; germ.

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microorganism

  • noun any organism of microscopic size
    micro-organism.

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cellulose

  • noun a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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biodegradable

  • adjective satellite capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
    • a biodegradable detergent

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initiator

  • noun a person who initiates a course of action
    instigator.

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irreversibly

  • adverb in an irreversible manner
    • this old tradition is irreversibly disappearing

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chitin

  • noun a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi

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nitrate

  • noun any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
  • verb treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
    • nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol

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iodic

(Chem.) to, or containing, iodine; specif., denoting those compounds in which it has a relatively high valence; as, iodic acid.

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fungus

  • noun an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

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rapidly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; apace; quickly.
    • he works quickly

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alkali

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
    base.
    • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia
  • noun a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

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urea

  • noun the chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics
    carbamide.

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bacteria

  • noun (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
    bacterium.

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carbide

  • noun a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

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faster

  • adverb more quickly
    quicker.
  • adjective acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
    fast.
    • fast film
    • on the fast track in school
    • set a fast pace
    • a fast car

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hydroxide

  • noun a compound of an oxide with water
    hydrated oxide.
  • noun a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group

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alkali

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
    base.
    • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia
  • noun a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

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ozone

  • noun a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)

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sulfate

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
    sulphate.
  • verb convert into a sulfate

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chemically

  • adverb with chemicals
    • chemically fertilized
  • adverb with respect to chemistry
    • chemically different substances
    • chemically related

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feldspar

  • noun any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
    felspar.

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cleanly

  • adjective satellite habitually clean
    • cleanly in their persons and habitations
  • adverb in an adroit manner
    flawlessly.
    • he bounced it cleanly off the wall

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clipping

  • noun an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    press clipping; cutting; newspaper clipping; press cutting.
    • he searched through piles of letters and clippings
  • noun cutting down to the desired size or shape
    trim; trimming.

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slowly

  • adverb without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
    tardily; slow; easy.
    • he spoke slowly
    • go easy here--the road is slippery
    • glaciers move tardily
    • please go slow so I can see the sights
  • adverb in music
    lento.
    • Play this lento, please

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readily

  • adverb without much difficulty
    • these snakes can be identified readily
  • adverb in a punctual manner
    pronto; promptly.
    • he did his homework promptly

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residue

  • noun matter that remains after something has been removed
  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residuum; residual; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance

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humic

  • adjective of or relating to or derived from humus
    • humic acid

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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functionally

  • adverb with respect to function
    • the two units are functionally interdependent

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polymer

  • noun a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

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roe

  • noun fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
    hard roe.
  • noun eggs of female fish

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quickly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; rapidly; apace.
    • he works quickly
  • adverb with little or no delay
    quick; promptly.
    • the rescue squad arrived promptly
    • come here, quick!

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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humus

  • noun partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
  • noun a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
    humous; hummus; hoummos; hommos.

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carcass

  • noun the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
    carcase.

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corps

  • noun an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
    army corps.
  • noun a body of people associated together
    • diplomatic corps

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chlorinate

  • verb treat or combine with chlorine
    • chlorinated water
  • verb disinfect with chlorine
    • chlorinate a pool

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partially

  • adverb in part; in some degree; not wholly
    part; partly.
    • I felt partly to blame
    • He was partially paralyzed

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hydrogen

  • noun a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
    H; atomic number 1.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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pollutant

  • noun waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil

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carbohydrate

  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    saccharide; sugar.

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sulfide

  • noun a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
    sulphide.

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peroxide

  • noun a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
    hydrogen peroxide.
  • noun an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-

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naturally

  • adverb as might be expected
    course; of course.
    • naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill
  • adverb according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help
    • naturally grown flowers

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oxide

  • noun any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

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bilirubin

  • noun an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
    hematoidin; haematoidin.

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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litter

  • noun the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  • noun rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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hydrocarbon

  • noun an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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fibrin

  • noun a white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots; it forms a network that traps red cells and platelets

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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potash

  • noun a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
    caustic potash; potassium hydroxide.

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eventually

  • adverb after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
    finally.

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sewage

  • noun waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
    sewerage.

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pectin

  • noun any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams

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precursor

  • noun a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
  • noun a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
    forerunner.

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formic

  • adjective of or relating to or derived from ants
  • adjective of or containing or derived from formic acid

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algae

  • noun primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
    alga.

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appreciably

  • adverb to a noticeable degree
    • they weather was appreciably colder

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chloride

  • noun any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)

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sulphuretted

  • adjective treated or impregnated with sulfur
    sulfuretted; sulfurized.
    • sulfuretted hydrogen

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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releasing

  • adjective satellite emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    cathartic.
  • verb release, as from one's grip
    release; relinquish; let go; let go of.
    • Let go of the door handle, please!
    • relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

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gradually

  • adverb in a gradual manner
    step by step; bit by bit.
    • the snake moved gradually toward its victim

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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manure

  • noun any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
  • verb spread manure, as for fertilization
    muck.

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mutually

  • adverb in a mutual or shared manner
    reciprocally.
    • the agreement was mutually satisfactory
    • the goals of the negotiators were not reciprocally exclusive

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quicker

  • adverb more quickly
    faster.
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    quick; speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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nitrogenous

  • adjective of or relating to or containing nitrogen
    nitrogen-bearing.

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dec

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; celestial latitude.
  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    December.

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completely

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; altogether; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea
  • adverb so as to be complete; with everything necessary
    • he had filled out the form completely
    • the apartment was completely furnished

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ester

  • noun formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water

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nitrite

  • noun the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid)

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sulphate

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
    sulfate.

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cyanide

  • noun any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    nitrile; nitril.
  • noun an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid

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starch

  • noun a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
    amylum.
  • noun a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering

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analytically

  • adverb by virtue of analysis
    • assuming that the distinction is maintained one may ask which is to be analytically prior?

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sulphide

  • noun a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
    sulfide.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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easily

  • adverb with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')
    easy.
    • she was easily excited
    • was easily confused
    • he won easily
    • this china breaks very easily
    • success came too easy
  • adverb without question
    • easily the best book she's written

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efficiently

  • adverb with efficiency; in an efficient manner
    expeditiously.
    • he functions efficiently

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preferentially

  • adverb in a preferential manner
    • he was treated preferentially

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solution

  • noun a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • he used a solution of peroxide and water
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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casein

  • noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
  • noun a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
    casein paint.

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protein

  • noun any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
    • a diet high in protein

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inequality

  • noun lack of equality
    • the growing inequality between rich and poor

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further

  • verb promote the growth of
    foster.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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Collocation words for "decompose" are words related to "decompose" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "decompose" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "decompose" or by the count of syllables each word has.