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    compound - Dictionary definition and meaning for word compound

    Definition
    (noun) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    Synonyms : chemical compound
    Definition
    (noun) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient) Definition
    (verb) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Synonyms : deepen , heighten , intensify
    Example Sentence
    • The efforts were intensified
    • Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
    Definition
    (verb) put or add together
    Synonyms : combine
    Example Sentence
    • combine resources
    Definition
    (verb) calculate principal and interest Definition
    (verb) create by mixing or combining Definition
    (verb) combine so as to form a whole; mix
    Synonyms : combine
    Example Sentence
    • compound the ingredients
    Definition
    (adj) composed of more than one part
    Example Sentence
    • compound leaves are composed of several lobes
    • compound flower heads
    Definition
    (adj) consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
    Example Sentence
    • soap is a compound substance
    • housetop is a compound word
    • a blackberry is a compound fruit
    Definition
    (adj) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
    Synonyms : colonial
    Example Sentence
    • coral is a colonial organism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for compound

the pharmacist compounded the formulation

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