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compound1

com·pound1

compound1

 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: kam paUnd
definition 1: made up of two or more parts or elements.
Water is a compound substance made up of hydrogen and oxygen.
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
complex, composite, consolidated, mixed, multiple
definition 2: having to do with a word made up of two or more parts, or a sentence made up of two or more main clauses.
"Housefly" is a compound word made up of the words "house" and "fly."
similar words:
complex, multiple
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam paUnd
definition 1: something made up of two or more parts or elements.
Tears are a compound of salt and water.
synonyms:
composition, mixture
antonyms:
element
similar words:
alloy, blend, combination, mosaic, patchwork, union
definition 2: a substance formed by combining two or more chemical elements.
Water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.
similar words:
combination
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: km paUnd
inflections: compounded, compounding, compounds
definition 1: to mix or combine.
The artist compounded two paints to make a new color.
synonyms:
combine, mingle, mix
similar words:
blend
definition 2: to make greater or worse by adding to.
Yelling only compounds the problem.
synonyms:
augment
antonyms:
lighten
similar words:
aggravate, amplify, boost, enlarge, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify
derivations: compoundable (adj.), compounder (n.)
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The word compound contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-