compounded compounded  /kəm ˈpaʊn dəd/


  • (adj) combined into or constituting a chemical compound


  1. UN envoy: 'Streets are heating up' in south Yemen

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen warned Tuesday that "the streets are heating up" in the country's restive south and pent-up resentment over more than two decades of unaddressed grievances is reaching "a tipping point." Calls for an autonomous state in the south — which was once a separate country — have compounded Yemen's many problems as the impoverished nation struggles with a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Paving complete on Staten Island's Clarke Avenue, following a nightmarish morning

    The situation was compounded by stubborn, impatient motorists who honked and yelled as they were stuck in gridlock.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

  3. Haverford graduates have good fortune

    VILLANOVA — Increased traffic from the U.S. Open, compounded by heavy rainfall all afternoon, did little to diminish the joy and excitement of Haverford High School commencement exercises, held at Villanova Pavillion on Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times


  1. "This was an extraordinary night," said Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. "When it's compounded by darkness, that makes it that much more difficult."
    on Jan 1, 2006 By: Mike Beebe Source: Ninemsn

  2. "There is a great need for us to sound the alarm again about Darfur. It is a terrible humanitarian crisis compounded by a corrupt and very cruel regime in Khartoum," Clinton said at a Senate hearing to confirm her nomination as secretary of state.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters

  3. "The recent military offensives by the CNDP have radically compounded the situation, led to severe humanitarian consequences and thrust the eastern DRC once more into a phase of heightened crisis. This crisis could engulf the broader...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: BBC News

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profusion profusion
/prə ˈfju ʒən /