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com·pound1

compound1

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
features:
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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
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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: compounds, compounding, compounded
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
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derivations: compoundable (adj.), compounder (n.)
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