compound - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/kəmˈpaʊnd/
present tense
I/you/we/theycompound
he/she/itcompounds
present participlecompounding
past tensecompounded
past participlecompounded
  1. 1
    to make a problem or difficult situation worse

    Their problems are compounded by the fact that Mary’s just lost her job.

  2. 2
    to mix two or more substances together in order to make a new substance or product