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  Definition of compound
  1. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  2. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  3. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  4. put or add together; "combine resources"
  5. make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
  6. combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"
  7. create by mixing or combining
  8. calculate principal and interest
  9. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  10. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"
  11. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
Similar Words: chemical compound, combine, intensify, heighten, deepen, colonial

 

See Also: complex, rough, smooth

 

Hyponyms: vanillin, acceptor, adduct, antiknock, acid, arsenide, hydrogen cyanide, anionic compound, base, alkali, binary compound, taurine, chromogen, manganese tetroxide, monomer, ozonide, organic compound, ammine, anhydride, azide, bitter principle, buffer, calcium-cyanamide, cyanamide, carbonyl, carbon disulfide, cofactor, cementite, iron carbide, chloropicrin, nitrochloroform, complex, coordination compound, allomorph, corrosive, aluminate, defoliant, depilatory, dimer, fixing agent, fixer, formulation, preparation, enantiomorph, enantiomer, goitrogen, benzofuran, coumarone, cumarone, synthetic, hydrate, hydroxide, incense, inorganic compound, repellent, repellant, iodocompound, isomer, hydrated oxide, nitrogen mustard, nitride, oxide, polymer, preservative, quinone, benzoquinone, salt, caustic, nitrate, chloride, heterocyclic compound, heterocyclic, heterocycle, silicide, siloxane, sternutator, sternutatory, stripper, sulfide, sulphide, telluride, tenderizer, tenderiser, tetrachloride, triazine, yellowcake, U308, enamel, pregnanediol, totalize, totalise, recombine, mix, synthesize, synthesise, heat up, hot up, screw up, fan, enhance, heighten, raise, amplify, sharpen, integrate, incorporate, heterodyne, sulfurette, sulphurette, carburet

 

Derivational Morphology: combine, combination, combining, compounding, intensity, intensiveness, intensification, intensifier, intensive, chemical compound

 

 
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