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compost



com·post [compost composts composted composting] noun, verb BrE [ˈkɒmpɒst] NAmE [ˈkɑːmpoʊst]
noun uncountable, countable
a mixture of decayed plants, food, etc. that can be added to soil to help plants grow
potting compost (= a mixture of soil and ↑compost that you can buy to grow new plants in)

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French composte, from Latin composita, compositum ‘something put together’, feminine and neuter past participle of componere.

Example Bank:
Repot the plant in fresh compost.
Sow the seeds in trays of potting compost.
You can make your own compost in a compost bin.

 
verb
1. ~ sth to make sth into ↑compost
Cover the area with composted bark or peat.
2. ~ sth to put ↑compost on or in sth
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French composte, from Latin composita, compositum ‘something put together’, feminine and neuter past participle of componere.
 

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