Compost meaning

kŏmpōst
A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
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To fertilize with compost.
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To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
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The definition of compost means to mix vegetable and other organic waste together and to let them decompose.

Taking your veggie scraps and putting them in a worm bin is an example of to compost.

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A mixture; compound.
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Decayed organic matter used as a soil fertilizer and made variously from grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps, manure, etc. that are combined and allowed to decompose in a pile (compost heap) or bin.
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To convert (grass clippings, etc.) into compost.
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To make or use compost.
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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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The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer.

Dig plenty of compost into clay or sandy soil to improve its structure.

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To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer.

If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.

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Compost is defined as a mixture of something, usually vegetable or other organic waste.

The soil mix used to fertilize and condition garden beds is an example of compost.

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Origin of compost

  • Middle English composte from Old French mixture, compost from Latin compositum mixture from neuter past participle of compōnere to put together component

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Northern French composte (“mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" also "condiment”), from Latin compositus (“composed, compound”), from componere. Cognate with compote.

    From Wiktionary