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Dictionary definition for: Compound

1. (n) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

2. (v) make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her" "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"

3. (a) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

4. (n) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

5. (v) put or add together; "combine resources"

6. (s) consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance" "housetop is a compound word" "a blackberry is a compound fruit"

7. (n) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

8. (v) calculate principal and interest

9. (s) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"

10. (v) create by mixing or combining

11. (v) combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"

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