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1 compound /ˈkɑːmˌpaund/ noun
plural compounds
1 compound
/ˈkɑːmˌpaund/
noun
plural compounds
Learner's definition of COMPOUND
[count]
: something that is formed by combining two or more parts
especially technical : a substance created when the atoms of two or more chemical elements join together
: a word formed by combining two or more words
compare 4compound
2 compound /kɑmˈpaʊnd/ verb
compounds; compounded; compounding
2 compound
/kɑmˈpaʊnd/
verb
compounds; compounded; compounding
Learner's definition of COMPOUND
[+ object] : to make (something, such as an error or problem) worse : to add to (something bad)
finance : to pay interest on both an amount of money and the interest it has already earned
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to form (something) by combining separate things usually used as (be) compounded
3 compound /ˈkɑːmˌpaʊnd/ adjective
3 compound
/ˈkɑːmˌpaʊnd/
adjective
Learner's definition of COMPOUND
: made up of two or more parts
: made by combining two or more words
: consisting of two or more main clauses
4 compound /ˈkɑːmˌpaʊnd/ noun
plural compounds
4 compound
/ˈkɑːmˌpaʊnd/
noun
plural compounds
Learner's definition of COMPOUND
[count]
: an enclosed area that contains a group of buildings
compare 1compound
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