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Definitions of compound:

  • noun:   an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  • noun:   a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun:   (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  • verb:   calculate principal and interest
  • verb:   combine so as to form a whole; mix
    Example: "Compound the ingredients"
  • verb:   create by mixing or combining
  • verb:   put or add together
  • verb:   make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • adjective:   of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  • adjective:   consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
    Example: "Soap is a compound substance"
  • adjective:   composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony


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