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Definition of compost verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    compost

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compost
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊst//
     
    he / she / it composts
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊsts//
     
    past simple composted
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊstɪd//
     
    past participle composted
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊstɪd//
     
    -ing form composting
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊstɪŋ//
     
    Waste and pollution, Gardening
     
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  1. 1compost something to make something into compost Cover the area with composted bark or peat. See related entries: Waste and pollution, Gardening
  2. 2compost something to put compost on or in something See related entries: Gardening
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French composte, from Latin composita, compositum ‘something put together’, feminine and neuter past participle of componere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: compost