Definition of 'compound'
Example sentences containing 'compound'
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He compounded this problem when he made clear that he wanted the deal done quickly. The Sun (2017)But I will benefit from the wonder of compound interest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The veg, which many find bitter, contains a compound found to hold back signs of ageing. The Sun (2016)Because a borrower typically doesn't make repayments on the loan, interest compounds rapidly and can become so large it swallows the equity in the property. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The modest gearing of the trust has also compounded losses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Avoiding what makes us anxious then compounds our anxiety and contributes to an increase in our difficulties. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The reports said that the strike had targeted a vehicle and a compound in the area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Smaller houses in the compound were for guards and workers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When they combine they make a compound verb. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This compound is one of a number of products being promoted by companies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new chemical compound was successful in tests on mice. The Sun (2016)The problem was compounded by the difficulty of finding positions at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our next step was to show that discounting is a process of compound interest. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds which contain carbon. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)And being starved of carbon dioxide obviously compounds the problem. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The problem is compounded if the church meets in rented facilities. Christianity Today (2000)The question is how quickly new compounds can come through and take up the slack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was also linked to compounds which can cause cancer and asthma. The Sun (2016)It said the impact could be compounded if other areas of economic weakness emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are now focusing on four cannabis compounds that could one day be turned into medicines. The Sun (2015)Most pharmaceuticals are formed from a purified chemical compound. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Have any compounds next to military centres been built in Pakistan recently? The Sun (2011)The difficulty is compounded by the fact that we can't see well in the dark either. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The family's grief was compounded at the time by having to leave the pub that was also their home. Times, Sunday Times (2008)THOUSANDS of protesters cram into Thailand's government house compound in a bid to oust their leader. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'compound'
British English: compound NOUN
A compound is an enclosed area of land that is used for a particular purpose.
They took refuge in the embassy compound.
British English: compound ADJECTIVE
Compound is used to indicate that something consists of two or more parts or things.
...a tall shrub with shiny compound leaves.
British English: compound VERB
To compound a problem, difficulty, or mistake means to make it worse by adding to it.
Additional loss of life will only compound the tragedy.
Definition of compound from the Collins English Dictionary
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