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Combining

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Combine \Com*bine"\ (k[o^]m*b[imac]n"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Combined} (k[o^]m*b[imac]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Combining}.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See {Binary}.]

1. To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.

So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. --Milton.

Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind. --Dr. H. More.

And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage. --Shak.

Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined. --Cowper.

2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.]

I am combined by a sacred vow. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

combining

noun

1: an occurrence that results in things being united [syn: {combining}, {combine}]

2: the act of combining things to form a new whole [syn: {combination}, {combining}, {compounding}]


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