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      n  
1    a substance that contains atoms of two or more chemical elements held together by chemical bonds  
2    any combination of two or more parts, aspects, etc.  
3    a word formed from two existing words or combining forms  
      vb   mainly tr  
4    to mix or combine so as to create a compound or other product  
5    to make by combining parts, elements, aspects, etc.  
to compound a new plastic     
6    to intensify by an added element  
his anxiety was compounded by her crying     
7      (Finance)   to calculate or pay (interest) on both the principal and its accrued interest  
8    also intr   to come to an agreement in (a quarrel, dispute, etc.)  
9    also intr   to settle (a debt, promise, etc.) for less than what is owed; compromise  
10      (Law)   to agree not to prosecute in return for a consideration  
to compound a crime     
11      (Electrical engineering)   to place duplex windings on the field coil of (a motor or generator), one acting as a shunt, the other being in series with the main circuit, thus making the machine self-regulating  
      adj  
12    composed of or created by the combination of two or more parts, elements, etc.  
13    (of a word) consisting of elements that are also words or productive combining forms  
14    (of a sentence) formed by coordination of two or more sentences  
15    (of a verb or the tense, mood, etc., of a verb) formed by using an auxiliary verb in addition to the main verb  
the future in English is a compound tense involving the use of such auxiliary verbs as ``shall'' and ``will''     
16      (Music)  
a    denoting a time in which the number of beats per bar is a multiple of three  
six-four is an example of compound time     
b    (of an interval) greater than an octave  
17      (Zoology)      another word for       colonial       6  
18    (of a steam engine, turbine, etc.) having multiple stages in which the steam or working fluid from one stage is used in a subsequent stage  
19    (of a piston engine) having a supercharger powered by a turbine in the exhaust stream  
     (C14: from earlier compounen, from Old French compondre to collect, set in order, from Latin componere)  
  compoundable      adj  
  compounder      n  
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