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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combine  \Com*bine"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Combined};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Combining}.]  [LL.  combinare,  combinatum  L.  com-  + 
  binus,  pl  bini,  two  and  two  double:  cf  F.  combiner.  See 
  {Binary}.] 
  1.  To  unite  or  join  to  link  closely  together;  to  bring  into 
  harmonious  union;  to  cause  or  unite  so  as  to  form  a 
  homogeneous  substance,  as  by  chemical  union. 
 
  So  fitly  them  in  pairs  thou  hast  combined.  --Milton. 
 
  Friendship  is  the  cement  which  really  combines 
  mankind.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  And  all  combined,  save  what  thou  must  combine  By 
  holy  marriage.  --Shak. 
 
  Earthly  sounds,  though  sweet  and  well  combined. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  bind;  to  hold  by  a  moral  tie.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  combined  by  a  sacred  vow.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combining 
  adj  1:  able  to  or  tending  to  combine  [syn:  {combinable},  {combinational}, 
  {combinatory},  {combining(a)}] 
  2:  forming  derivative  or  compound  words  by  putting  together 
  constituents  each  of  which  expresses  a  single  definite 
  meaning  [syn:  {agglutinative},  {combining(a)},  {polysynthetic}] 
  n  1:  an  occurrence  that  results  in  things  being  combined  [syn:  {combination}, 
  {combine}] 
  2:  the  act  of  combining  things  [syn:  {combination},  {compounding}] 




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