What's the difference between decompose and discompose?
(v. t.) To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.
(v. i.) To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.
(1) Following mass disasters and individual deaths, dentists with special training and experience in forensic odontology are frequently called upon to assist in the identification of badly mutilated or decomposed bodies.
(2) Hydroperoxides from arachidonic acid can decompose via this mechanism to form leukotrienes of potential biological significance and can catalyze the epoxidation of proximal carcinogens to ultimate carcinogenic metabolites.
(3) The ester group in the N-acyloxymethyl derivatives was readily hydrolyzed by plasma enzymes to yield the N-hydroxymethyl amide, which subsequently decomposed to the parent amide.
(4) Twenty out of the fifty strains decomposed technical oils.
(5) Hydrogen peroxide is decomposed also by catalase (b).
(6) Under weakly basic conditions (pH 8.5), ptaquiloside decomposed into a conjugated dienone (considered to be the ultimate form), which was mutagenic in both strains.
(7) The compounds, characterized by 31P NMR, were shown to decompose to phosphate with a half-life of ca.
(8) Little is known about the microorganisms decomposing the different test substances.
(9) Results showed that: catechols which are substrates of tyrosinase decompose fully after 24 hr in medium; they are equally toxic for melanoma and non-melanoma cell lines; their toxicity increases when they are preincubated in medium for 24 hr and 48 hr before addition of cells; their toxicity is significantly reduced by addition of scavenger enzymes; on the contrary, phenols not substrates of tyrosinase are stable in medium and their toxicity is not reduced by scavenger enzymes.
(10) It decomposes to Yttrium 90 which has a half life of 62 hours.
(11) The use of FA and its derivative, hexamethylenetetramine (HMT), which gradually decomposes to FA under acidic conditions as antimicrobial agents in food, raises questions about their potential chronic oral toxicity.
(12) Using a piecewise linear approach, individual saccadic eye movements have been Fourier decomposed in an attempt to determine the effect of saccadic amplitude on frequency characteristics.
(13) These results demonstrate that the folate of E. coli DNA photolyase is a bona fide cofactor and does not decompose or dissociate during multiple turnovers of the enzyme.
(14) The inhibitor decomposed by a mechanism involving H(+) ions and thiocyanate, the kinetics varying according to whether the inhibitor was in its acidic or basic form.
(15) At elevated pH and temperature, chloral hydrate readily decomposed and chloroform and formic acid were detected as products.
(16) With the Redy system, in which urea is decomposed by the enzyme urease, only 5.5 liters of dialysate is used.
(17) The reaction goes to completion and the pigment is not decomposed by 0.03 M hydroxylamine.
(18) If a battery heats up beyond 80C you hit what is called thermal runaway, where the components start to decompose, and that’s when it can explode.” The specific cause of Samsung’s issues with exploding batteries is unknown, the company just cites “ a battery cell issue ”.
(19) While pure methyl 5-(2-chloroethylamino)-5-deoxy-2,3-O-isopropylidene-beta-D-ribofuranoside hydrochloride has no L-1210 leukemia activity, a decomposed sample was found to be very active.
(20) The entropy of activation of kcat for the human enzyme was further decomposed into partially compensating electrostatic(es) (delta S*es = +15.1 cal mol-1 K-1) and nonelectrostatic(nes) (delta S*nes = -19.1 cal mol-1 K-1) terms.
(v. t.) To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
(v. t.) To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
(v. t.) To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.
(1) One chronically discomposed self-structure, defining itself as polluted and helpless, trembles with the appalling imagery of historical and imminent community disasters.
(2) She is incompetent, foolish, and no good in a sickroom – "coming into the room with an elaborate caution, calculated to discompose the nerves of an invalid rather more than the entry of a horse-soldier at full gallop" – very unhelpful given the amount of illness and nursing occurring in the oeuvre.