compound


compound
compound1
noun 'kɒmpaʊnd a thing composed of two or more separate elements.
↘a substance formed from two or more elements chemically united in fixed proportions.
↘a word made up of two or more existing words.
adjective 'kɒmpaʊnd made up of several elements.
↘(of interest) payable on both capital and the accumulated interest. Compare with simple.
Biology (of a leaf, flower, or eye) consisting of two or more simple parts or individuals in combination.
verb kəm'paʊnd
1》 make up (a composite whole); constitute.
    ↘mix or combine (ingredients or constituents).
    ↘reckon (interest) on previously accumulated interest.
2》 make (something bad) worse.
3》 Law forbear from prosecuting (a felony) in exchange for money or other consideration.
    ↘settle (a debt or other matter) in this way.
Derivatives
compoundable adjective
compounder noun
Origin
ME compoune (v.), from OFr. compoun-, compondre, from L. componere 'put together'; the final -d was added on the pattern of expound.
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compound2 ['kɒmpaʊnd]
noun a large open area enclosed by a fence, e.g. around a factory or within a prison.
S. African an area containing single-sex living quarters for migrant workers, especially miners.
↘another term for pound3.
Origin
C17: from Port. campon or Du. kampoeng, from Malay kampong 'enclosure, hamlet'; cf. kampong.

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