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uncompounded

Line breaks: un|com¦pound¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnkəmˈpaʊndɪd
 
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Definition of uncompounded in English:

adjective

1Not mixed: these poisons in their uncompounded form may only be supplied to persons known to the pharmacist
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  • We say, then, that the divine Person of God the Word exists before all things timelessly and eternally, simple and uncompounded, uncreated, incorporeal, invisible, intangible, and uncircumscribed.
  • Even simple uncompounded thoughts can't get into your head!
  • In the case of these great masters, the occurrences described are an expression of their realization of the insubstantial and uncompounded nature of all things.
1.1(Of a word) not made up of two or more existing words: the prefix could be employed with any uncompounded verb
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  • An uncompounded word's morphological form is not distinct from its phonological form.

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