There are 3 translations of compound in Spanish:

compound1

adj

/ˈkɑːmpaʊnd; ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
  • [number/word/eye/leaf] compuesto compound interest interés (m) compuesto compound substance compuesto (m)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 3 translations of compound in Spanish:

compound2

n

/ˈkɑːmpaʊnd; ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
  • 1 1.1 [Chem] compuesto (m)
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    • 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.
    1.2 (word) palabra (f) compuesta
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    • 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.
    1.3 (mixture) mezcla (f) livestock compound [Agr] pienso (m) compuesto, concentrado (m)
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    • 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.
  • 2 (residence) complejo (m) habitacional; (for prisoners etc) barracones (mpl)
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 3 translations of compound in Spanish:

compound3

vt

/kɑːmˈpaʊnd; kəm-; kəmˈpaʊnd/
  • 1 (make worse) [problem] agravar, exacerbar; [risk/difficulties] acrecentar*, aumentar; [delay] alargar*
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    • 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 (usu pass) 2.1 (combine) [literario/literary] to be compounded with sth ir* acompañado de algo 2.2 (compose, mix) combinar (to be) compounded of sth (estar*) compuesto de algo
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 (settle by agreement) [debt] ajustar (mediante un convenio con los acreedores)

vi

/kɑːmˈpaʊnd; kəm-; kəmˈpaʊnd/
  • to compound with sb for sth transigir* or (AmL tb) transar con algn en algo

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.