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Definition 1: an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient) - [noun denoting artifact]

(compound is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Definition 2: a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts - [noun denoting cognition]

(compound is a kind of ...) all of something including all its component elements or parts

"Europe considered as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

Definition 3: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for compound in the sense of this definition

(compound is a kind of ...) material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound found in women's urine during certain phases of the menstrual cycle and in the urine of pregnant women

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound containing the covalent iodine radical

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound of an oxide with water

(... is a kind of compound ) a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion

(... is a kind of compound ) a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure; important in cancer treatment

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (such as phosphorus or a metal)

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical substance that repels animals

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound that gives off heat during its formation and absorbs heat during its decomposition

(... is a kind of compound ) any substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter

(... is a kind of compound ) a colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound that contains water of crystallization

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group

(... is a kind of compound ) a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound that does not contain carbon

(... is a kind of compound ) a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive

(... is a kind of compound ) any binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements

(... is a kind of compound ) a substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule

(... is a kind of compound ) any of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring

(... is a kind of compound ) an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore

(... is a kind of compound ) a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying

"police used a sternutatory to subdue the mob"

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)

(... is a kind of compound ) any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

(... is a kind of compound ) any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound containing a chlorine atom

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound containing a heterocyclic ring

(... is a kind of compound ) any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical

(... is a kind of compound ) any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms

(... is a kind of compound ) either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical

(... is a kind of compound ) a substance prepared according to a formula

"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"

(... is a kind of compound ) a complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules

(... is a kind of compound ) any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

(... is a kind of compound ) any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound

(... is a kind of compound ) a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers

(... is a kind of compound ) an oxide of manganese found naturally as hausmannite

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound that can be converted to a pigment

(... is a kind of compound ) a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals

(... is a kind of compound ) chemical compound composed of only two elements

(... is a kind of compound ) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

"bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound characterized by an active anion

(... is a kind of compound ) a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds; becomes a gas at around 90 degree Fahrenheit and is most dangerous when inhaled; the anhydride of hydrocyanic acid; used in manufacturing

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound of arsenic with a more positive element

(... is a kind of compound ) any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

(... is a kind of compound ) any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound formed by an addition reaction

(... is a kind of compound ) (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated

(... is a kind of compound ) a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical

(... is a kind of compound ) any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste; not admitting of chemical classification

(... is a kind of compound ) a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound of alumina and a metallic oxide

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)

(... is a kind of compound ) a colorless crystalline compound that is part of a number of white or yellow plant pigments

(... is a kind of compound ) any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound

"calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

(... is a kind of compound ) (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide

(... is a kind of compound ) a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber

(... is a kind of compound ) a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result

(... is a kind of compound ) a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle

(... is a kind of compound ) a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas

(... is a kind of compound ) a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water

(compound belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: put or add together - [verb of change]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • combine resources

Synonyms for compound in the sense of this definition

(compound is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(... is a kind of compound ) make into a total

"Can we totalize these different ideas into one philosophy?"

(... is a kind of compound ) to combine or put together again

(... is a kind of compound ) combine (electronic signals)

"mixing sounds"

(... is a kind of compound ) combine so as to form a more complex, product

"his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony" "The liver synthesizes vitamins"

Definition 5: make more intense, stronger, or more marked - [verb of change]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The efforts were intensified
  • Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
  • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
  • This event only deepened my convictions

Synonyms for compound in the sense of this definition

(compound is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of compound ) make more intense

"Emotions were screwed up"

(... is a kind of compound ) make (an emotion) fiercer

"fan hatred"

(... is a kind of compound ) increase

"This will enhance your enjoyment" "heighten the tension"

(... is a kind of compound ) increase the volume of

"amplify sound"

(... is a kind of compound ) make crisp or more crisp and precise

"We had to sharpen our arguments"

(... is a kind of compound ) make (one's senses) more acute

"This drug will sharpen your vision"

(compound causes ...) become more intense

"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

Definition 6: combine so as to form a whole; mix - [verb of contact]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • compound the ingredients

Synonyms for compound in the sense of this definition

(compound is a kind of ...) to bring or combine together or with something else

"resourcefully he mingled music and dance"

(... is a kind of compound ) make into a whole or make part of a whole

"She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal"

(... is a kind of compound ) combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two

(... is a kind of compound ) combine with sulfur

(... is a kind of compound ) combine with carbon

Definition 7: create by mixing or combining - [verb of creation]

(compound is a kind of ...) create by putting components or members together

"She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses" "They set up a committee"

Definition 8: calculate principal and interest - [verb of possession]

(compound is a kind of ...) keep an account of

Definition 9: composed of more than one part - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • compound leaves are composed of several lobes
  • compound flower heads

(compound is similar to ...) having a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes

(compound is similar to ...) of a leaf shape; palmately cleft rather than lobed

(compound is similar to ...) of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct leaflets

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in narrow divisions not separated into distinct leaflets

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having five leaflets

(compound is similar to ...) having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) consisting of three leaflets or sections

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having three leaflets

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) thrice pinnate

(compound is similar to ...) of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point

(compound is similar to ...) (a leaf shape) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex

(compound is similar to ...) having two lobes

"a bilobate leaf"

(compound is similar to ...) growing in two parts or in pairs

"binate leaves"

(compound is similar to ...) divided into two portions almost to the base

(compound is similar to ...) of a leaf shape; having doubly pinnate leaflets (as ferns)

(compound is similar to ...) pinnatifid with the segments also pinnatifid

(compound is similar to ...) having one or more indentations reaching nearly to the midrib

(compound is similar to ...) (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets

(compound is similar to ...) of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex

(compound is similar to ...) sharply and deeply indented

(compound is similar to ...) having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other

(compound is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) bipinnatifid with segments pinnatifid

(means also ...) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

(means also ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

(means also ...) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

(compound belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 10: consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soap is a compound substance
  • housetop is a compound word
  • a blackberry is a compound fruit

(compound is similar to ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

Definition 11: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where compound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • coral is a colonial organism

Synonyms for compound in the sense of this definition

(compound is similar to ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

(compound belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies animals

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