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- noun chemistry Any substance formed by the
unionof two or more chemical elementsin a fixed ratio, the union being a chemical bond.
- noun informal, proscribed Any single
substance, either compound or element
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- noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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