compost

[[t]kɒ̱mpɒst, AM -poʊst[/t]]
composts, composting, composted
1) N-UNCOUNT Compost is a mixture of decayed plants and vegetable waste which is added to the soil to help plants grow.

...a small compost heap.

2) N-MASS Compost is specially treated soil that you buy and use to grow seeds and plants in pots.
3) VERB To compost things such as unwanted bits of plants means to make them into compost.

[V n] Cut down and compost spent cucumbers, tomatoes and other crops...

[V n] All garden waste should be composted and returned to the garden.

Derived words:
composting N-UNCOUNT

Composting is the ideal way of getting rid of vegetable, garden and organic waste.


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  • compost — [ kɔ̃pɔst ] n. m. • fin XVIIIe; mot angl., de l anglo normand compost fin XIIIe) « engrais composé » ♦ Engrais formé par le mélange fermenté de débris organiques avec des matières minérales. ⇒ humus. ● compost nom masculin (anglais compost, de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Compost — Com post (?; 277), n. [OF. compost, fr. L. compositus, p. p. See {Composite}.] 1. A mixture; a compound. [R.] [1913 Webster] A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. (Agric.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compost — Com post, v. t. 1. To manure with compost. [1913 Webster] 2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compost — ► NOUN 1) decayed organic material used as a fertilizer for growing plants. 2) a mixture of compost with loam soil used as a growing medium. ► VERB ▪ make into or treat with compost. ORIGIN Latin composita something put together , from componere… …   English terms dictionary

  • compost — y su derivado compostaje aparecen en las noticias sobre la creación de plantas industriales destinadas a reciclar los residuos sólidos urbanos. Compost es el nombre inglés y francés de un tipo de abono parecido al que en español se conoce como… …   Diccionario español de neologismos

  • compost — ‘Humus artificial’. Es invariable en plural (→ plural, 1j): «Nunca se ha de emplear en los compost material que no esté completamente podrido» (Alonso Plantas [Esp. 1980]) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • compost — [käm′pōst΄] n. [ME < OFr composte, condiment (> Fr compote) < VL * composita < L compositus: see COMPOSITE] 1. a mixture; compound 2. a mixture of decomposing vegetable refuse, manure, etc. for fertilizing and conditioning soil vt. to …   English World dictionary

  • Compost — (v. lat.), 1) Art Dünger, s. u. Dünger; 2) so v. w. Komßkraut …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Compost — Compost, S. Komst …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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