com•postPronunciation: (kom'pōst), [key]
a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil.
a composition; compound.
to use in compost; make compost of: to compost manure and kitchen scraps.
to apply compost to (soil).
to make compost: Shredded leaves will compost easily.
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