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confound

[ kon-found, kuhn-; for 6 usually kon-found ]
/ kɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usually ˈkɒnˈfaʊnd /
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verb (used with object)

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Origin of confound

1250–1300; Middle English conf(o)unden<Anglo-French confoundre<Latin confundere to mix, equivalent to con-con- + fundere to pour

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British Dictionary definitions for confound

confound
/ (kənˈfaʊnd) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of confound

confoundable, adjectiveconfounder, noun

Word Origin for confound

C13: from Old French confondre, from Latin confundere to mingle, pour together, from fundere to pour
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