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Compounded definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPOUNDED, p. Made up of different materials mixed; formed by union of two or more substances.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: combined into or constituting a chemical compound

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Compound Com*pound" (k[o^]m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.] [OE. componen, compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. The d is excrescent. See Position, and cf. Compon['e].] 1. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison. 3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak. 4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.] His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak. 5. To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt. I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife. --Shak. To compound a felony, to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something is compounded of different things, it is a mixture of those things. (FORMAL) ...an emotion oddly compounded of pleasure and bitterness. ADJ: v-link ADJ of n


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