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compound in Finance topic

compoundcom‧pound2 /kəmˈpaʊnd/ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 WORSEto make a difficult situation worse by adding more problemscompound a problem/difficulty etc 🔊 Helmut’s problems were compounded by his lack of concentration.2 British English to make a bad action worse by doing more bad thingscompound a crime/an offence etc 🔊 He compounded the offence by calling his opponents liars.3 be compounded of something4 American EnglishBF to pay interest that is calculated on both the sum of money and the interest 🔊 Interest is compounded quarterly.→ See Verb table
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compoundScientists are able to compound an increasing number of substances to produce new drugs.The country's economic woes were compounded by a seven-year civil war.Brian was lost in booze and drugs, compounded by paranoia and a deep sense of failure.This is compounded by point 2 to 4 following. 2.The effects of the East Coast snows this year were compounded by severe storms in the spring.John and Val's domestic problems were compounded by stress at work.Suspicions raised by the Whitewater deal are compounded by two other events.My bank compounds interest quarterly.It is rather as a precaution against compounding one media mistake with another.Strong nationalist sentiment is compounding the deep political problems faced by the President.But in this case, the director of field operations, abetted by other headquarters personnel, compounded the problem.Mr Singh's letter compounded this.