undecomposed

adjective
un·​de·​com·​posed | \ ˌən-ˌdē-kəm-ˈpōzd How to pronounce undecomposed (audio) \

Definition of undecomposed

: not decomposed undecomposed plant material

Examples of undecomposed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Onions + Garlic Crop rotation plan Rotate with legumes, and avoid planting in soil with undecomposed organic matter. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How Crop Rotation Can Help You Manage Pests And Improve Soil Quality," 23 Feb. 2017 This is a layer of undecomposed stems (not leaves) of grass. Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, "Here’s your midsummer checklist, Alaska gardeners," 7 July 2017 A dead monkey, still whole, still undecomposed, drifted back and forth with a certain precision upon those ripples and eddies without exit. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Yorker, "A Neglected South American Masterpiece," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of undecomposed

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Undecomposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undecomposed. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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