Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something is compounded, it is added to. (noun) A compound is a mixture. (noun) A compound is a material made of a number of other materials.

Examples: (verb) Her troubles were compounded by the heavy rain. (noun) The new CD is a compound of North American rock music and Middle Eastern religious songs. (noun) There is a group of gases that do not easily form chemical compounds. (noun) The new chemical compound has far less smell than the original substance.

Synonyms: nouns: combination, mixture.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 E

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