There are 2 main translations of compound in Español

: compound1compound2

compound1

compuesto, n.

Pronunciación /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd//ˈkɒmpaʊnd/

nombre

  • 1

    Química
    compuesto masculino
    • Exhaust gases include harmful volatile organic compounds or hydrocarbons, chemicals such as nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
    • Chemistry is the study of elements and compounds and interactions between substances.
    • The layers of plants and animals slowly broke down into simple substances called hydrocarbons, compounds of hydrogen and carbon.
    • But so far only 120 plant derived chemical compounds have been developed into modern drugs.
    • When they do so, they form ionic compounds.
    • Dr. Miller says a compound called nitric oxide is known to play a role in the dilation of the endothelium.
    • Chemists most often use distillation to separate and purify compounds in a mixture.
    • Nitrogenous compounds have become a major global pollutant in freshwater and estuarine ecosystems.
    • Metals usually make positive ions when the compounds are dissolved in solution.
    • Substitution reactions of organic compounds can also involve free radicals.
    • Diesel particulate matter consists of soot mixed with anything from volatile organic compounds to sulphur and nitrous oxides.
    • Chemical forces are forces caused by other compounds or molecules that act on substances.
    • Also, the burning of methane turns the carbon in it into a compound (carbon dioxide) that is far less potent as a greenhouse gas.
    • The empirical formula of a compound is that which is obtained through laboratory research.
    • When a halogen combines with another element, the resulting compound is called a halide.
    • Once the active chemical compound has been identified, its molecular structure must be determined.
    • For this he designed and produced an aromatic chemical compound.
    • Organic compounds and other covalently bonded molecules do not dissolve well in water.
    • These substances are compounds because the molecules that make it up have two kinds of atoms.
    • This energy is used to produce new organic compounds form carbon dioxide, and thus enables bacteria to grow and divide in the absence of light.
  • 2

    (word)
    palabra compuesta femenino
    • You could compare this to an English compound like ‘chair lift’.
    • American English has the general term car for railway vehicles, which British English only uses in compounds, such as restaurant car or sleeping car.
    • The Oxford English Dictionary lists 125 compounds of the word ‘snow’ alone!
    • When two words are joined together, the resultant compound cannot be interpreted on the basis of the separate, individual components.
    • Here's a brief listing of some of the many compounds starting in cyber.
    • They can be used as components of compounds, but if they are used on their own they must be used with possessive prefixes.
    • It's certainly not a compound, and I can't imagine what two meanings might be evoked by this word in order to produce the intended effect.
    • It's not the dictionary term I may or may not vaguely remember, which was not a German compound.
    • The first case concerns the use of a noun as a modifier in a compound.
    • The orthography was developed by Nance from the surviving texts, and vocabulary is extended by analogizing from Breton and Welsh and forming compounds from existing words.
    • Names for body parts such as ai ‘eye’ and maus ‘mouth’ are used as metaphors in many pidgins and Creoles, and occur quite often in compounds.
    • In New Zealand the word Maori was productive in forming compounds: Maori axe, Maori welcome, Maori scone, Maori council, and so on.
    • Lexicalisation doesn't have to involve making up a new word, it could be a compound, or an existing word could be broadened.
    • Terms like megastore or hypertext are also called compounds, because they are combinations of free-standing words with prefixes or suffixes.
    • We also included some compounds with self-, like the ubiquitous self-identify, which has a number of uses.
    • The name is a compound of two words meaning The Vine of Death or The Vine of the Spirits.
    • They really are all around us, these compounds that are six nouns deep or more.
    • Compounds of conditionals are a hard problem for everyone.
  • 3

    (mixture)
    mezcla femenino
    compound feed pienso compuesto masculino
    • Also, the relative amounts of the different compounds of the mixture tend to be more even, which is reflected in lower dominance values.
    • These two fears compose a powerful compound - sufficient to prop up governments everywhere on earth for several millennia.
    • If the different compounds of a mixture act synergistically, greater toxicity or deterrence may result.
    • In the last 100 years, humans have introduced hundreds of new, synthetic compounds into the environment.
    • He prepared mixtures of many compounds, which he used to paint his posters.
    • Improvements were made over the years to the syntheses of all these compounds, but I'm not going to go into the details.
    • It is easier to identify a specific target with newer sensitizers, as these tend to be a pure compound rather than a mixture.
    • There is a particular smell, a compound, I think, of floor polish and burnt egg, which I shall forever associate with boarding school.
    • Many of these are natural and found in food at doses millions of times greater than those to which we are exposed by synthetic compounds.
    • Simply stated an object composed of many compounds can have one frequency.
    • Quick-setting cement compounds are a mixture of cement, sand and other ingredients, and are designed to mix with water.
    • The two sets of compounds are separated by partitioning a mixture between phosphate buffer and ether.
    • A small sample of the compound (or a mixture of compounds) is placed in a strong magnetic field.
    • Now the sophistication of the device has authorities pretty rattled, especially as a unique mixture of explosive compounds was involved.
    • Pyrolized Mobil jet oil showed the greatest complex pattern, with overlapping peaks indicating poor separation of compounds.
    • Very often farmers will have to choose between a blend or a true compound.
    • The most popular gallery was the one dedicated to works in chocolate, spices, birdseed and so on, the smell a compound of the enticing and the fetid.
    • An enormous number of naturally occurring and synthetic compounds are known to be photosensitizers commonly used in photobiological studies.
    • A brick's color can be attributed to its clay composition, any added compounds, its firing temperature and any surface treatments.
    • During these processes, the energy from these compounds can be released for use by the body or stored in body tissues, especially the liver, muscles, and body fat.

adjetivo

  • 1

    (eye/number/word/leaf) compuesto
    compound substance compuesto masculino
    • So in this pundit's view, the spelling determines compound status and thus the plural.
    • Too bad we can't hear the pronunciation: does any gate also have compound pronunciation, like anyway?
    • The new company about to be born will have a compound name.
    • He did so by combining two complex ideas - or at least two abstract compound nouns - in a new way.
    • The compound term bloc-notes is an old one, whose meaning strikes me as rather inappropriate as a basis for extension to blogging.
    • These specialized plants generally have spike-like compound inflorescences, comprised of paired cymules of tiny flowers that are sessile within succulent free or fused bracts.
    • When you have two different elements, there are usually only two words in the compound name.
    • That is, they cannot be used in isolation but must occur either as part of a compound word or with a possessive prefix.
    • I was about to take my colleague to task for failing to hyphenate ‘best known’ when using it as a compound adjective.
    • The buckwheat inflorescence is a compound raceme that produces laterally flowered cymose clusters, the number of which was affected by the position of the inflorescence along the main stem.
    • The female reproductive structures of flowers are the carpels, which are either free, or are fused to form a compound ovary.
    • Leymus chinensis flowers are hermaphroditic and arranged in compound spikes.
    • The compound nouns are chasing the adverbs out of the language.
    • Leaves are opposite on the stem and mostly compound with three to five leaflets.

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (make worse)
    (problem) agravar
    (problem) exacerbar
    (risk/difficulties) acrecentar
    (difficulties/risk) aumentar
    (delay) alargar
    • But the report merely compounds the confusion by never once defining its terms.
    • The nighttime pilot must deal with all the visual challenges common in daylight, compounded with a whole new set of challenges resulting from darkness.
    • Adolescents seek to relieve tension through risk behaviors such as substance use that only compound the negative psychological and physical toll.
    • The lack of sanitation facilities compounds the trauma of displacement and loss.
    • Major problems in agriculture and structural difficulties in the eurozone compounded the negative effects from slower global trade.
    • Sometimes stresses outside the gym compound the situation.
    • Little or no analysis is done and poor planning is compounded by even worse implementation strategies.
    • Some horse owners actually compound the negative effects by adding corn oil to the horse's diet thinking that it offers a beneficial source of energy.
    • When it is compounded by the anxiety that accompanies panic disorder, the patient and physician have a delicate situation on their hands.
    • The paper also points out that individual land uses often interact synergistically, compounding their negative effect on habitats and birds.
    • It compounds the potential inarticulateness of boys.
    • Management crises are compounding the problems.
    • All of this is compounded by the fact that the whole stalking and lurking phase of these sequences is tedious and suspense-free.
    • The potential problem of reduced access revenue in a more competitive environment is compounded by the negative outlook for media and advertising services revenue.
    • Inflation and tax will eat into the value of any savings, and a poor interest rate will only compound this.
    • His uncouth son who shows no respect to his illiterate father compounds the dilemma.
    • This is further compounded by varying ideas of what constitutes proper and improper dress.
    • Thus her social status compounds her gender injustice.
    • It simply compounds the strategic errors at the very top of the party.
    • It merely compounds the problem as interest on your outstanding loans accumulates.
  • 2

    • 2.1literary (combine)

      to be compounded with sth ir acompañado de algo
      • We compounded the mixture of the medicinal herbs according to the season and the patient's condition.
      • When we compound prescriptions, we mix ingredients specific to each patient's needs.
      • We compound various strengths and combinations of thyroid hormone.
      • The pharmacist then compounds the necessary ingredients and dispenses the medication to the patient.
      • As Greek pharmacists found that there was more money to be made in compounding and mixing cosmetics, physicians were compelled out of necessity to return to making their own drugs.

    • 2.2(compose, mix)

      combinar
      (to be) compounded of sth (estar) compuesto de algo
      • Society is compounded of all kinds of interests and meanings involved with social action.
      • That illusion, like the touching belief that one party is always better than the other, is compounded of near-equal parts naiveté and cynicism.
      • The horrifying scene was compounded of darkness, silhouettes of mountains, and beyond the mountains, a red glow which rose to the sky, from remote fires.
      • His style was compounded of elements drawn from Titian, Dürer, and Parmigianino, whose prints he copied.
      • This is effectively a pot of stew originally compounded of cheap cuts of mutton, potatoes, and onions.
      • We can see wave movements not just compounded of different qualities but compounded of different, even noncontiguous, spaces.
      • All animals are compounded of various organs, each of which exercising a separate function, and in a manner peculiar to itself, concurs to the preservation of the whole.
      • The renouncers' attitude was compounded of dark bitterness and bright hope.
      • It was compounded of loose soil to be sure, but also of a great deal more, including soot and ashes and street litter, and the fecal matter of the legion horses on whom all transport in London depended.
      • All propositions are simple or compounded of simples.
      • At the sight of them a rude, equally animal resentment rises in me, compounded of shame, fear, and ignoble joy not to be one of them.

  • 3

    (settle by agreement)
    (debt) (mediante un convenio con los acreedores) ajustar

There are 2 main translations of compound in Español

: compound1compound2

compound2

complejo habitacional, n.

Pronunciación /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd//ˈkɒmpaʊnd/

nombre

  • 1

    (residence) complejo habitacional masculino
    (for prisoners etc) barracones masculino
    • Whoever had been seeking refuge within the compound's razor-wire-topped walls had been forced to leave in a hurry.
    • These four temples have a meditation hall and a major monks' training center within the same compound.
    • Sensitive areas within compounds have also been given extra protection while electronic scanning of staff, visitors and vehicles entering sites has been stepped up.
    • The enclosures were located within a compound covered with plastic mesh to exclude large predators.
    • The arrangement of space is quite unique in that the longtang houses are built on a street but are divided into sub-lanes within the compound.
    • At present an average 220 monks and novices live within the temple compound.
    • The villages are rather compact, consisting of groups of compounds enclosed by millet-stalk fences.
    • Within seconds the compound was swarming with scientists, examining every room in the place.
    • The NUM is claiming more housing allowance for workers who don't live at the mine compound and better living conditions for those that do.
    • If the elites continue to ignore the hard realities faced by a growing majority of us, they'll need to build mighty high fences around their own compounds.
    • The 11 men, 15 women and three children entered the school premises through a hole cut in a wire fence surrounding the school compound.
    • The temple compound is an example of a traditional temple.
    • People are free to meditate anywhere within the compound.
    • The display also contrasts the living conditions in a mine compound with a mine manager or randlord's house.
    • Within the compound, the officials were able to protect some of the rare trees and other plant species.
    • This position enables him to work as the only handyman in the compound.
    • American diplomatic staff took refuge in a safe area within the compound.
    • Both diamond and gold mines housed black workers in single-sex compounds, issuing contracts of limited duration.
    • In the 1910s and 1920s, most of the 200,000 African men employed in gold-mining lived in vast single-sex compounds.
    • Low coral walls fence their homes but please ask permission before photographing families at home within these compounds.
    • Once within your compound's adobe walls you never really need to re-emerge.
    • Classes of school children assembled in front of the embassy and attached telegrams of condolence to the fence that surrounds the compound.
    • The 29 broke into the school premises Wednesday through a hole cut in a wire fence surrounding the compound.
    • Within an enclosed compound, you discover a pristine, high-ceilinged exhibition space that occupies a renovated factory building.
    • The bomb was believed to have been planted in a minibus parked outside the walled embassy compound and detonated remotely.