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Definitions of compound:

part of speech: adjective

1. In chemistry a substance formed by the intimate chemical union of two or more elements, often differing entirely in physical characteristics from any of its components. 2. In pharmacy noting a preparation containing several ingredients as distinguished from one of the same name containing only one or a few 3. Not simple, made up of two or more parts.

part of speech: adjective

To put together the ingredients of a remedy, according to the directions in a prescription or formula.

Usage examples for compound:

  • It was surrounded by a compound of many tangled shrubs that gave it the appearance of being more isolated than it actually was. "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell
  • It is provided with the usual self- acting feed motion and also with a compound slide rest. "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose

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