1. [ verb ] make more intense, stronger, or more marked
Synonyms: intensify deepen heighten

"The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her", "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"

Related terms: increase enhance fan sharpen heat_up sharpen amplify intensifier intensify
2. [ noun ] a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
Related terms: whole
3. [ verb ] put or add together
Synonyms: combine

"combine resources"

Related terms: add synthesize mix totalise recombine combination combination
4. [ noun ] an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
Related terms: enclosure
5. [ noun ] (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Synonyms: chemical_compound
Related terms: substance formulation salt buffer acid hydride goitrogen base dimethylglyoxime chloride incense isomer nitrate hydroxide iodocompound alkylbenzenesulfonate monomer dimer complex cementite allomorph organic_compound creatine amine rennet anionic_compound depilatory adduct ferritin anhydride oxide petrochemical preservative corrosive caustic creosote creosote defoliant tetrachloride enamel ammine chromogen formaldehyde fixing_agent repellant furan thiazine azide chelate antiknock enantiomorph nitroglycerin bicarbonate_of_soda benzofuran bitter_principle manganese_tetroxide halocarbon synthetic hydrate cacodyl peptone hydrocyanic_acid hydroxide oxime calcium-cyanamide polymer inorganic_compound quassia repellent carbonyl methane_series carbon_disulfide silicide siloxane sternutator sulfide telluride tenderizer nitrogen_mustard urea cofactor acceptor aldehyde arsenide binary_compound taurine quaternary_ammonium_compound ozonide chloropicrin aluminate vanillin nitride benzoquinone pregnanediol heterocycle stripper triazine u308 chemistry
6. [ adjective ] (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
Related terms: simple botany parted bipinnate bipinnatifid binate decompound even-pinnate incised lobed odd-pinnate bipartite bilobate palmatifid pedate pinnate pinnatifid pinnatisect quinquefoliate ternate trifoliate trilobate tripinnate tripinnatifid palmate cleft conjugate complex smooth rough
7. [ adjective ] (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
Synonyms: colonial

"coral is a colonial organism"

Related terms: zoology complex
8. [ verb ] (accounting) calculate principal and interest
Related terms: account
9. [ verb ] create by mixing or combining
Related terms: assemble
10. [ adjective ] consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

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

Related terms: complex
11. [ verb ] combine so as to form a whole; mix
Synonyms: combine

"compound the ingredients"

Related terms: mix integrate carburet heterodyne sulfurette combination combine
Similar spelling:   compounded