[ US /ˈkɑmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd/ ]
  1. composed of more than one part
    compound flower heads
    compound leaves are composed of several lobes
  2. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
    coral is a colonial organism
  3. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
    housetop is a compound word
    a blackberry is a compound fruit
    soap is a compound substance
  1. calculate principal and interest
  2. put or add together
    combine resources
    combine resources
  3. combine so as to form a whole; mix
    compound the ingredients
  4. make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    The efforts were intensified
    This event only deepened my convictions
    Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
  5. create by mixing or combining
  1. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  2. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  3. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
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How To Use compound In A Sentence

  • It appears well evident that the above mentioned compound is rapidly absorbed by the nasal mucosa into the systemic hematic circulation without first-pass metabolism.
  • These compounds are absorbed into the epithelial cells surrounding the central lumen containing the colloid.
  • Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea. Edison, His Life and Inventions
  • I can find no legitimate references to the use of metallic, inorganic, or organic silver compounds as a sanitizer, disinfectant, or sterilizing agent. quaternary ammonium chloride compounds - Mixtures of compounds such as alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, and octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride are very commonly used as surface sanitizer; if you look at your household cleaners that claim disinfecting properties, there's a high percentage chance that you'll find a "quat". Question ;Microdyne
  • The sun was bright in a sky already shading into a cooler, breezier blue, and the trees surrounding the compound glowed with the first, bright brush strokes of fall.
  • Cayenne pepper, which easily loses its red colour, was tinted with cinnabar, an extremely poisonous mercury compound.
  • Excepting his quaint epithets which he affects to render literally from the Greek, a language above all others blest in the happy marriage of sweet words, and which in our language are mere printer's compound epithets -- such as quaffed divine Literary Remains, Volume 1
  • We then repeat this fractionation process on these 10 compounds, rescreen them and find the active one, and then identify what that compound is. Odette Yustman in GQ Magazine
  • His songs had gone from sublime to bizarre, compounded by his friendship with oddball lyricist Van Dyke Parks.
  • Use hydrogen and halogens as terminal atoms (except for boranes and interhalogen compounds) and then use the least electronegative atom as the central atom.
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