UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsnoun: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/, adjective: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/, verb: /kəmˈpaʊnd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/adj., v. ˈkɑmpaʊnd, kəmˈpaʊnd; n. ˈkɑmpaʊnd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj. kompound, kom pound; n. kompound; v. kəm pound, kompound)

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  1. a [molecular, chemical, rubber, metal] compound
  2. an [organic, inorganic] compound
  3. a [common, rare, complex, simple] compound
  4. a [noun, verb] compound
  5. a compound of [copper, iron, gold] and
  6. a [toxic, harmful, dangerous] compound
  7. [designed, discovered, isolated] a new compound
  8. a compound (that is) composed of
  9. a compound (not, only) found [in, on]
  10. a compound made (up) of
  11. a compound that can be [used for, applied in]
  12. [an enclosed, a fenced, a ringed, a protected] compound
  13. at a [prison, military] compound
  14. in the [residential, school] compound
  15. [inside, within, outside] the compound
  1. a compound [form, noun, word]
  2. compound [interest, rates]
  3. a compound [metal, fabric, substance, mixture, chemical]
  4. a compound [use, function, organ]
  5. a compound [word, verb]
  6. compound [fruit, fauna, vegetation, corals]
  7. compound eyes
  1. compound the [interest, earnings]
  2. compounded [yearly, monthly]
  3. [independently, continuously] compounded
  4. (this) compounds [the problem, their difficulties]
  5. the [problems] were compounded by [arguments, distrust]
  6. has compounded in recent [months, times]
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