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 compound compound

adj

  • composed of more than one part  ( compound )
    composed of more than one part
     compound leaves are composed of several lobes
    compound leaves are composed of several lobes
     compound flower heads
    compound flower heads
  • noun

  • ( ) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts  ( compound )
    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • ( ) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)  ( compound )
    an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  • ( ) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight  ( chemical compound, compound )
    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  • adj

  • composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony  ( colonial, compound )
    composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
     coral is a colonial organism
    coral is a colonial organism
  • consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts  ( compound )
    consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
     soap is a compound substance
    soap is a compound substance
     housetop is a compound word
    housetop is a compound word
     a blackberry is a compound fruit
    a blackberry is a compound fruit
  • verb

  • ( ) make more intense, stronger, or more marked  ( compound, deepen, heighten, intensify )
    make more intense, stronger, or more marked
     The efforts were intensified
    The efforts were intensified
     Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
     Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
     This event only deepened my convictions
    This event only deepened my convictions
  • ( ) put or add together  ( combine, compound )
    put or add together
     combine resources
    combine resources
  • combine so as to form a whole; mix  ( combine, compound )
    combine so as to form a whole; mix
     compound the ingredients
    compound the ingredients
  • create by mixing or combining  ( compound )
    create by mixing or combining
  • calculate principal and interest  ( compound )
    calculate principal and interest


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