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compound engine

  

      n  
1    a steam engine in which the steam is expanded in more than one stage, first in a high-pressure cylinder and then in one or more low-pressure cylinders  
2    a reciprocating engine in which the exhaust gases are expanded in a turbine to drive a supercharger  
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compound          [1]  
      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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compound

  

      vb  
1    amalgamate, blend, coalesce, combine, concoct, fuse, intermingle, meld, mingle, mix, synthesize, unite  
2    add insult to injury, add to, aggravate, augment, complicate, exacerbate, heighten, intensify, magnify, worsen  
3      (used of a dispute, difference, etc.)   adjust, arrange, compose, settle  
      n  
4    alloy, amalgam, blend, combination, composite, composition, conglomerate, fusion, medley, meld, mixture, synthesis  
      adj  
5    complex, composite, conglomerate, intricate, multiple, not simple  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   decrease, divide, lessen, minimize, moderate, modify, part, segregate  
      n   element  
      adj   pure, simple, single, unmixed  

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