nounAmerican English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/ British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
- 1 (Chemistry)Example sentences
- The layers of plants and animals slowly broke down into simple substances called hydrocarbons, compounds of hydrogen and carbon.
- These substances are compounds because the molecules that make it up have two kinds of atoms.
- Exhaust gases include harmful volatile organic compounds or hydrocarbons, chemicals such as nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
- 2 (word)Example sentences
- The orthography was developed by Nance from the surviving texts, and vocabulary is extended by analogizing from Breton and Welsh and forming compounds from existing words.
- Lexicalisation doesn't have to involve making up a new word, it could be a compound, or an existing word could be broadened.
- Terms like megastore or hypertext are also called compounds, because they are combinations of free-standing words with prefixes or suffixes.
- 3 (mixture) compound feed (Farming)Example sentences
- Now the sophistication of the device has authorities pretty rattled, especially as a unique mixture of explosive compounds was involved.
- Also, the relative amounts of the different compounds of the mixture tend to be more even, which is reflected in lower dominance values.
- If the different compounds of a mixture act synergistically, greater toxicity or deterrence may result.
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/ , /kəmˈpaʊnd/ British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
- (number/word/eye/leaf)compound substance
- The new company about to be born will have a compound name.
- When you have two different elements, there are usually only two words in the compound name.
- He did so by combining two complex ideas - or at least two abstract compound nouns - in a new way.
- These specialized plants generally have spike-like compound inflorescences, comprised of paired cymules of tiny flowers that are sessile within succulent free or fused bracts.
- The buckwheat inflorescence is a compound raceme that produces laterally flowered cymose clusters, the number of which was affected by the position of the inflorescence along the main stem.
- The female reproductive structures of flowers are the carpels, which are either free, or are fused to form a compound ovary.
transitive verbAmerican English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/ , /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/ British English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
- 1 (make worse)(delay)
- Major problems in agriculture and structural difficulties in the eurozone compounded the negative effects from slower global trade.
- Little or no analysis is done and poor planning is compounded by even worse implementation strategies.
- The paper also points out that individual land uses often interact synergistically, compounding their negative effect on habitats and birds.
- 2 (usually passive) 2.1 (combine) [literary]to be compounded
withsomethingir acompañado dealgoExample sentences2.2 (compose, mix) (to be) compounded
- The pharmacist then compounds the necessary ingredients and dispenses the medication to the patient.
- We compound various strengths and combinations of thyroid hormone.
- When we compound prescriptions, we mix ingredients specific to each patient's needs.
ofsomething(estar) compuesto dealgoExample sentences
- The horrifying scene was compounded of darkness, silhouettes of mountains, and beyond the mountains, a red glow which rose to the sky, from remote fires.
- That illusion, like the touching belief that one party is always better than the other, is compounded of near-equal parts naiveté and cynicism.
- The renouncers' attitude was compounded of dark bitterness and bright hope.
- 3 (settle by agreement)(debt)
ajustar (mediante un convenio con los acreedores)
- (residence) complejo (masculine) habitacional(for prisoners etc) barracones (masculine plural)Example sentences
- The villages are rather compact, consisting of groups of compounds enclosed by millet-stalk fences.
- Within an enclosed compound, you discover a pristine, high-ceilinged exhibition space that occupies a renovated factory building.
- Sensitive areas within compounds have also been given extra protection while electronic scanning of staff, visitors and vehicles entering sites has been stepped up.
- Both diamond and gold mines housed black workers in single-sex compounds, issuing contracts of limited duration.
- The NUM is claiming more housing allowance for workers who don't live at the mine compound and better living conditions for those that do.
- In the 1910s and 1920s, most of the 200,000 African men employed in gold-mining lived in vast single-sex compounds.
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