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1. compound

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] make more intense, stronger, or more marked.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • sharpen
  • raise
  • screw up
  • heat up
  • amplify
  • enhance
  • increase
  • heighten
  • fan
  • hot up

Antonyms

  • simplicity
  • open chain
  • unprotective
  • pleasant

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Compound

  • ultrasound
  • propound
  • profound
  • expound
  • confound
  • unwound
  • unsound
  • unbound
  • resound
  • renowned
  • redound
  • rebound
  • newfound
  • inbound
  • impound
  • astound
  • aground
  • surround
  • ground
  • frowned
  • drowned
  • crowned
  • browned
  • abound
  • wound
  • sound
  • round
  • 'round
  • mound
  • hound

How do you pronounce compound?

Pronounce compound as ˈkɑmpaʊnd.

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Example sentences of the word compound


1. Noun, singular or mass
Square the end of the cutting off and dust the cut with rooting compound.

2. Verb, past tense
Avoid sugary vegetables such as winter squashes, carrots or corn, which compound the richness of the scampi.

Quotes containing the word compound


1. Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

2. She has been to the compound before. She remembered this hallway. She knows about the initiation process. My mother was Dauntless.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. compound

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts.

Antonyms

  • genuine

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. compound

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] put or add together.

Synonyms

  • totalise
  • synthesize
  • synthesise
  • totalize
  • combine
  • mix
  • add

Antonyms

  • take away
  • acyclic
  • unleaded
  • easy

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. compound

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient).

Antonyms

  • noble

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. compound

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.

Synonyms

  • flavone
  • arsenide
  • vanillin
  • anionic compound
  • hydrate
  • tenderiser
  • inorganic compound
  • monomer
  • adduct
  • base
  • iodocompound
  • stripper
  • chemical substance
  • iron carbide
  • fixing agent
  • benzofuran
  • hydroxide
  • telluride
  • aluminate
  • fixer
  • derivative
  • heterocyclic
  • hydrated oxide
  • ammine
  • antiknock
  • polymer
  • carbon disulfide
  • binary compound
  • goitrogen
  • manganese tetroxide
  • nitrate
  • chloride
  • silicide
  • carbonyl
  • exotherm
  • complex
  • chemical compound
  • yellowcake
  • heterocycle
  • azide
  • enantiomorph
  • preservative
  • ozonide
  • hydrogen cyanide
  • coumarone
  • alkali
  • nitrochloroform
  • acid
  • nitride
  • coordination compound
  • caustic
  • siloxane
  • defoliant
  • synthetic substance
  • organic compound
  • chromogen
  • pregnanediol
  • taurine
  • corrosive
  • buffer
  • nitrogen mustard
  • synthetic
  • repellent
  • formulation
  • tenderizer
  • sternutatory
  • allomorph
  • isomer
  • salt
  • dimer
  • menthol
  • cementite
  • incense
  • anhydride
  • benzoquinone
  • chloropicrin
  • oxide
  • triazine
  • cyanamide
  • preparation
  • solvate
  • bitter principle
  • acceptor
  • sulfide
  • enamel
  • enantiomer
  • sternutator
  • cumarone
  • cofactor
  • depilatory
  • heterocyclic compound
  • quinone
  • tetrachloride
  • sulphide
  • repellant
  • calcium-cyanamide
  • chemical

Antonyms

  • right
  • superior
  • nonworker
  • underived

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. compound

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] composed of more than one part.

Synonyms

  • rough
  • trilobate
  • bipinnatifid
  • tripinnated
  • conjugate
  • trilobed
  • bipartite
  • tripinnatifid
  • palmate
  • even-pinnate
  • paripinnate
  • pedate
  • tripinnate
  • pinnate
  • incised
  • complex
  • pinnatisect
  • radiate
  • dissected
  • palmatifid
  • trilobated
  • smooth
  • trifoliate
  • cleft
  • bilobed
  • palm-shaped
  • bipinnate
  • pinnated
  • ternate
  • pinnatifid
  • bilobated
  • bilobate
  • abruptly-pinnate
  • parted
  • quinquefoliate
  • imparipinnate
  • lobed
  • binate
  • decompound
  • lobate
  • odd-pinnate
  • trifoliated
  • three-lobed

Antonyms

  • smooth
  • simple
  • dehydrate
  • dehumidify

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. compound

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] create by mixing or combining.

Synonyms

  • put together
  • tack
  • tack together
  • set up
  • assemble

Antonyms

  • unsarcastic
  • natural
  • illogical
  • analytic

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. compound

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts.

Antonyms

  • abduct

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. compound

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony.

Synonyms

  • colonial

Antonyms

  • stay
  • push

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. compound

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd'] combine so as to form a whole; mix.

Synonyms

  • sulphurette
  • heterodyne
  • unify
  • integrate
  • carburet
  • incorporate
  • combine
  • mix
  • commix
  • amalgamate
  • sulfurette

Antonyms

  • sweet
  • amphoteric
  • alkaline
  • constructive

Etymology

  • compounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • componre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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