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COMPOST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compost mean? 

COMPOST (noun)
  The noun COMPOST has 1 sense:

1. a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

  Familiarity information: COMPOST used as a noun is very rare.


COMPOST (verb)
  The verb COMPOST has 1 sense:

1. convert to compost

  Familiarity information: COMPOST used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPOST (noun)


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Meaning:

A mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("compost" is a kind of...):

composition (a mixture of ingredients)


COMPOST (verb)


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Meaning:

Convert to compost

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

compost organic debris

Hypernyms (to "compost" is one way to...):

change over; convert (change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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