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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Incapacitating  him  from  successfully  compounding  a 
  tale  of  this  sort.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  put  together,  as  elements,  ingredients,  or  parts  in 
  order  to  form  a  whole;  to  combine,  mix,  or  unite. 
 
  We  have  the  power  of  altering  and  compounding  those 
  images  into  all  the  varieties  of  picture.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  modify  or  change  by  combination  with  some  other  thing 
  or  part  to  mingle  with  something  else. 
 
  Only  compound  me  with  forgotten  dust.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  compose;  to  constitute.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  pomp  and  all  what  state  compounds.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  I  pray,  my  lords,  let  me  compound  this  strife. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {To  compound  a  felony},  to  accept  of  a  consideration  for 
  forbearing  to  prosecute,  such  compounding  being  an 
  indictable  offense.  See  {Theftbote}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compounding 
  n  :  the  act  of  combining  things  [syn:  {combination},  {combining}] 




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