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compound1

com·pound1

compound1

 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam paUnd
definition: something made up of two or more parts or elements.
Water is a compound.
synonyms:
mixture
antonyms:
element
similar words:
blend, combination, union
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: kam paUnd
definition: having to do with a word that has two or more parts, or a sentence made up of two or more main clauses. "Bathroom" is a compound word. "I went to the store, and I bought some bread" is a compound sentence.
similar words:
complex
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: km paUnd
inflections: compounded, compounding, compounds
definition: to figure and pay interest on the interest that you have earned combined with the principal.
The bank compounds interest four times a year.
similar words:
multiply
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-