One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a compound of two elements’
amalgam, amalgamation, combination, composite, blend, mixture, mix, admixture, meld, fusion, synthesis, consolidation
1‘a compound substance’
blended, fused, synthesized, compounded, combined
1‘a smell compounded of dust and mould’
be composed of, be made up of, be constituted of, be formed from
2‘detergents consisting of liquid soaps compounded with disinfectant’
mix, combine, blend, put together, amalgamate, alloy, fuse, synthesize, coalesce, mingle, meld, intermingle
rare admix, commix, commingle
3‘the prisoners' lack of contact with the outside world compounds their problems’
aggravate, worsen, make worse, add to, augment, exacerbate, intensify, heighten, increase, magnify
add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound, add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flames
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