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compounded    : [kəmp'ɑʊndəd] [kəmp'ɑʊndɪd]
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.
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Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a
tale of this sort. --Sir W.
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2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in
order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
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We have the power of altering and compounding those
images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison.
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3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing
or part; to mingle with something else.
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Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak.
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4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.]
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His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak.
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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.
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I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
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{To compound a felony}, to accept of a consideration for
forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an
indictable offense. See {Theftbote}.
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compounded \compounded\ adj.
combined into or constituting a chemical compound.
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