compounding

[ adjective kom-pound, kom-pound; noun kom-pound; verb kuh m-pound, kom-pound ]SEE DEFINITION OF compounding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPOUNDING

It was compounding a felony, but my client was satisfied and Roger was grateful.

"And art a rare hand at compounding it," replied Mary admiringly.

We are still further from compounding protoplasm chemically.

In compounding face creams one cannot be too careful and painstaking.

Yet, so far as he knew, he might be compounding a felony; but that knowledge did not trouble him in the least.

He, too, was working at his element of compounding the serum.

To the compounding of something of this sort the queen now addressed herself.

There is no compounding of felony, no compromising with crime.

Pulvane Laboratories reserve only the method of compounding.

In compounding this mixture, Jews and Christians vied with each other.

WORD ORIGIN

"to put together," late 14c., compounen "to mix, combine," from Old French compondre, componre "arrange, direct," from Latin componere "to put together" (see composite). The -d appeared 1500s in English on model of expound, etc. Related: Compounded; compounding.

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