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compound fracture

  
     ( compound fractures    plural  ) A compound fracture is a fracture in which the broken bone sticks through the skin.      n-count  
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compound        ( compounds    plural & 3rd person present)   ( compounding    present participle)   ( compounded    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is pronounced kɒmpaʊnd. The verb is pronounced kəmpaʊnd.     
1       n-count   A compound is an enclosed area of land that is used for a particular purpose.   (=enclosure)  
Police fired on them as they fled into the embassy compound., ...a military compound.     
2       n-count   In chemistry, a compound is a substance that consists of two or more elements.  
Organic compounds contain carbon in their molecules.     
3       n-count   If something is a compoundof different things, it consists of those things.  
FORMAL   usu sing, usu N of n   (=mixture)  
Honey is basically a compound of water, two types of sugar, vitamins and enzymes.     
4       adj   Compound is used to indicate that something consists of two or more parts or things.  
ADJ n   (=composite)     (Antonym: simple)    ...a tall shrub with shiny compound leaves., ...the compound microscope.     
5       adj   In grammar, a compound noun, adjective, or verb is one that is made up of two or more words, for example `fire engine', `bottle-green', and `force-feed'.  
ADJ n  
6       adj   In grammar, a compound sentence is one that is made up of two or more main clauses. Compare complex.  
ADJ n  
7       verb   To compound a problem, difficulty, or mistake means to make it worse by adding to it.  
FORMAL  
(=add to)  

Additional bloodshed and loss of life will only compound the tragedy...      V n  
The problem is compounded by the medical system here.      V n  


compound fracture        ( compound fractures    plural  ) A compound fracture is a fracture in which the broken bone sticks through the skin.      n-count  
compound interest     
Compound interest is interest that is calculated both on an original sum of money and on interest which has previously been added to the sum. Compare simple interest.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  

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compound

  

      vb  
1    amalgamate, blend, coalesce, combine, concoct, fuse, intermingle, meld, mingle, mix, synthesize, unite  
2    add insult to injury, add to, aggravate, augment, complicate, exacerbate, heighten, intensify, magnify, worsen  
3      (used of a dispute, difference, etc.)   adjust, arrange, compose, settle  
      n  
4    alloy, amalgam, blend, combination, composite, composition, conglomerate, fusion, medley, meld, mixture, synthesis  
      adj  
5    complex, composite, conglomerate, intricate, multiple, not simple  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   decrease, divide, lessen, minimize, moderate, modify, part, segregate  
      n   element  
      adj   pure, simple, single, unmixed  

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