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compartment

com·part·ment

compartment

 
pronunciation:
km part mnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part sectioned off from a larger whole.
 
synonyms:
chamber
similar words:
apartment, bay, cell, cubbyhole, partition, room, section, stall
definition 2: a separate room or cabin used for a particular purpose.
synonyms:
cabin, room, stall
similar words:
carrel, closet, cubbyhole, cubicle, roomette
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: compartmented, compartmenting, compartments
definition: to divide or separate into compartments; compartmentalize.
synonyms:
compartmentalize
similar words:
divide, partition, section, segment, separate
derivations: compartmental (adj.), compartmentally (adv.)
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The word compartment contains the following part:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.