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compost

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noun com·post \ˈkäm-ˌpōst, especially British -ˌpäst\

Simple Definition of compost

  • : a decayed mixture of plants (such as leaves and grass) that is used to improve the soil in a garden

Full Definition of compost

  1. 1 :  a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land

  2. 2 :  mixture, compound

Origin of compost

Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin compostum, from Latin, neuter of compositus, compostus, past participle of componere


First Known Use: 1587

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compost

verb com·post

Simple Definition of compost

  • : to change (plant materials) into compost

Full Definition of compost

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convert (as plant debris) to compost

com·post·able play \ˈkäm-ˌpōs-tə-bəl\ adjective
com·post·er play \-tər\ noun

Examples of compost

  1. We compost leaves in our backyard.



1829

First Known Use of compost

1829

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