composted

compost

[kom-pohst]
noun
1.
a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil.
2.
a composition; compound.
verb (used with object)
3.
to use in compost; make compost of: to compost manure and kitchen scraps.
4.
to apply compost to (soil).
verb (used without object)
5.
to make compost: Shredded leaves will compost easily.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin compositum, noun use of neuter of compositus composite; cf. compote

compostable, adjective
composter, noun
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compost (ˈkɒmpɒst)
 
n
1.  a mixture of organic residues such as decomposed vegetation, manure, etc, used as a fertilizer
2.  a mixture, normally of plant remains, peat, charcoal, etc, in which plants are grown, esp in pots
3.  rare a compound or mixture
 
vb
4.  to make (vegetable matter) into compost
5.  to fertilize with compost
 
[C14: from Old French compost, from Latin compositus put together; see composite]

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compost
late 14c., from M.Fr. composte "mixture of leaves, etc., for fertilizing land," also "condiment," from V.L. *composita, from L. compositus (see composite).
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compost   (kŏm'pōst')  Pronunciation Key 
A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.
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