How long does it take a body to decompose?



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    I’ll assume you mean a human cadaver, although the Wikipedia article referenced below has information on other types of bodies as well. It’s hard to give an exact figure, or even a more specific time frame, for decomposition because its rate varies according to many factors: temperature, exposure, moisture, size, and clothing are just a few. It seems that complete decomposition would take at least a couple of months, but may take up to several years.

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