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Verb: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  1. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    "The efforts were compounded";
    - intensify, heighten, deepen
  2. Put or add together
    "compound resources";
    - combine
  3. Calculate principal and interest
  4. Create by mixing or combining
  5. Combine so as to form a whole; mix
    "compound the ingredients";
    - combine
Noun: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  1. A whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  2. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    - chemical compound
  3. An enclosure of residences and other buildings
  4. A word (as anthropology, kilocycle, builder) consisting of any of various combinations of words, combining forms, or affixes.
    "Also common in English is another type of verb-noun (or noun-verb) compound, in which an argument of the verb is incorporated into the verb, which is then usually turned into a gerund, such as breastfeeding, finger-pointing, etc.";
    - compound word
Adjective: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  1. 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"
  2. (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
    "coral is a compound organism";
    - colonial
  3. (botany) composed of more than one part
    "compound leaves are composed of several lobes"; "compound flower heads"

Derived forms: compounding, compounds, compounded

See also: abruptly-pinnate, bilobate, bilobated, bilobed, binate, bipartite, bipinnate, bipinnatifid, cleft, complex, conjugate, decompound, dissected, even-pinnate, imparipinnate, incised, lobate, lobed, odd-pinnate, palmate, palmatifid, palm-shaped, paripinnate, parted, pedate, pinnate, pinnated, pinnatifid, pinnatisect, quinquefoliate, radiate, rough, smooth, ternate, three-lobed, trifoliate, trifoliated, trifoliolate, trilobate, trilobated, trilobed, tripinnate, tripinnated, tripinnatifid

Type of: account, add, amalgamate, assemble, calculate, chemical, chemical substance, commix [archaic], derivative, enclosure, increase, mingle, mix, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together, unify, whole

Antonym: unsubdivided

Encyclopedia: Compound