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Main Entry: 1comĚpound
Pronunciation: käm-pand, km-; käm-pand
Etymology: Middle English compounen "combine, compound," from early French compondre (same meaning), from Latin componere "compound, combine," from com- "with, together" and ponere "to place, put" --related to POSITION 1: to put together or be joined to form a whole : COMBINE 2: to form by combining parts <compound a medicine> 3: to settle or adjust by agreement <compound a debt> 4 a: to pay in the form of compound interest <interest compounded quarterly> b: to add to <compounded our errors> - comĚpoundĚable /-pan-d-bl, -pan-/ adjective - comĚpoundĚernoun