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"Compounded" is a form of "compound", a noun which is often translated as "el compuesto". Learn more about "compound" below.
compound
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chemistry)
a. el compuesto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is more difficult to separate the elements of a compound than those of a mixture.Es más difícil separar los elementos de un compuesto que los de una mezcla.
2. (linguisics)
a. la palabra compuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The words that contribute to the form of a compound do not always contribute to its meaning.Las palabras que contribuyen a la forma de una palabra compuesta no siempre contribuyen a su significado.
3. (combination)
a. la mezcla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The room filled with noxious gas as they mixed the compound.El cuarto se llenó de gas nocivo mientras hacían la mezcla.
4. (enclosure)
a. el recinto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our military compound was under enemy fire and we had to run for cover.El recinto militar estaba bajo fuego enemigo y tuvimos que ponernos a cubierto.
b. el complejo habitacional
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All of the workers lived together in a compound near the mines.Todos los obreros vivían juntos en un complejo habitacional cerca de las minas.
c. los barracones
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One of our fellow officers went missing from the compound without our noticing.Un compañero soldado desapareció de los barracones sin que nos diéramos cuenta.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (chemistry)
a. compuesto
Compound substances like water cannot be separated by physical means.Las sustancias compuestas como el agua no se pueden separar por medios físicos.
6. (having multiple parts)
a. compuesto
Compound sentences and complex sentences typically differ in the type of conjunction they use.Las oraciones compuestas y las complejas típicamente difieren en el tipo de conjunción que usan.
b. múltiple
The doctor put a cast on my arm after I got a compound fracture.El médico me enyesó el brazo después de que sufrí una fractura múltiple.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to make worse)
a. agravar
He compounded his mistake by insisting that he was right.Agravó su error al insistir que estaba correcto.
b. exacerbar
His illness was compounded by a secondary infection.Su enfermedad se vio exacerbada por una infección secundaria.
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