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compound

Translation of compound in French:

noun

British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
American English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
  • 1 (enclosure) diplomatic/industrial/military/prison compound
    enceinte (f) diplomatique/industrielle/militaire/de prison
    workers'/miners' compound
    quartier (m) de travailleurs/de mineurs
  • 2 (Chemistry) carbon compounds
    les composés du carbone

adjective

British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
American English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
, /kəmˈpaʊnd/
  • 1 (gen) (Biology, Botany, Chemistry)
    (leaf, flower, eye, substance)
    composé

transitive verb

British English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
American English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
, /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
  • 1 (exacerbate)
    aggraver (difficulty, error, offence, problem, damage, anxiety) (by par) (by doing en faisant)
    to compound misfortune with error
    ajouter l'erreur au malheur
  • 3 (Law)to compound a debt
    transiger sur une dette
    to compound an offence ou a felony
    accepter de ne pas porter plainte en contrepartie d'un dédommagement

intransitive verb

British English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
American English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
, /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
  • (Law) (come to terms)
    composer (avec ses créanciers)

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