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decomposition

[dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(chemistry)
The more or less permanent structural breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms.
(geochemistry)
(mathematics)
The expression of a fraction as a sum of partial fractions.
The representation of a set as the union of pairwise disjoint subsets.
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He felt the odor of rotting flesh enter his lungs and seep into his bloodstream He opened his mouth and let it rest upon his tongue like a sacrament" (142).
Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn't want to die, and after being under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling with maggots.
Scavengers feed on the rotting flesh, while decomposers, including bacteria and fungi, break it down.
We residents will not accept the smell of rotting flesh and bone gas in our homes, nor would CMC or any other human with a nose
Leon starts work, his spade hits something, and the smell of rotting flesh hits the air as Owen's leg is seen poking out of the ground.
The vet had come out and the gash smelled horribly of rotting flesh.
A breath of fresh air stormed into the Naval War College over the rotting flesh of the undead," reads the first book-club selection of the President of the Naval War College.
The delegation members described their Sabbath experience as =93hell,=94 wi= th hundreds of bodies strewn all about with nobody there to bury them, and = the stench of rotting flesh in the air.
It's domestic bliss ripped apart at the seams to expose the underlying rotting flesh," says Compbell-Moore.
She demonstrates the following: dispassion was learned by the anatomist as a response to the olfactory apprehension of rotting flesh (chaptet 1); it was then reconstituted within a Cartesian matrix (chapter 2) and combined with a Neostoic revival after a period of religious strife (chapter 3).
This year it's also piping in such gross odors as vomit, feces and rotting flesh.
The decomposing body of a man in his underwear was discovered after an Egyptian doorman for a local resort tried to identify the source of the foul smell of rotting flesh.