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KK Pronunciation

〔 `kɑmpaJnd 〕


〔 ˋkɒmpaund 〕

Overview of noun compound

The noun compound has 3 senses

  • compound -- (a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts)

  • compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

  • compound -- (an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient))

Overview of verb compound

The verb compound has 5 senses

  • intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")

  • compound, combine -- (put or add together; "combine resources")

  • compound -- (calculate principal and interest)

  • compound -- (create by mixing or combining)

  • compound, combine -- (combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients")

Overview of adj compound

The adj compound has 3 senses

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

  • compound -- (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")

  • colonial, compound -- (composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism")