Compost is organic matter like orange peels and coffee grinds mixed together and left to decay, usually in a compost pile, then used as fertilizer. To make such a mixture is to compost.

To compost is to make a mixture of organic matter, such as manure and leftover food, and leave it somewhere like a compost pile in the back yard or in a bucket with a tight lid in the kitchen. The mixture is also called compost, and after it sits and decays for a while, voila! It turns into fertilizer that makes the soil rich and the plants happy.

Definitions of compost

n a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

Type of:
a mixture of ingredients

v convert to compost

compost organic debris”
Type of:
change the nature, purpose, or function of something

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