Compound Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Compound? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Antonyms, Words starting with Compound, Synonyms, Example sentences, How to pronounce? Derivations, Related sentences, Words ending with Compound and more...

Compound meaning

Word: Compound

How to pronounce: ˈkɒmpaʊnd

Noun

Definitions:

1. A thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.

Example sentences: "The air smelled like a compound of diesel and gasoline fumes"

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Made up or consisting of two or more existing parts or elements.

Example sentences: "A compound noun"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Make up (a composite whole); constitute.

Example sentences: "A dialect compounded of Spanish and Dutch"

2. Make (something bad) worse; intensify the negative aspects of.

Example sentences: "I compounded the problem by trying to make wrong things right"

3. Forbear from prosecuting (a felony) in exchange for money or other consideration.

Noun

Definitions:

1. An open area enclosed by a fence, for example around a factory or large house or within a prison.

Example sentences: "The villages are rather compact, consisting of groups of compounds enclosed by millet-stalk fences."


Synonyms:

coupling

link

bonding

couple

hook

mixture

mix

admixture

intermixture

cocktail

jointing

combination

fusion

component

composite

constituent

complex

join

interconnect

connect

structure

composition

chemical compound

escalate

heighten

deepen

intensify

multiply

amplify

increase

conflation

alloy

amalgam

combine

up


Derivations:

compounded

compounding


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Compound in Other Languages...

Spanish: Compuesto

German: Verbindung

French: Composé

Italian: Composto

Turkish: Bileşik


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