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com•bine



Pronunciation: (
v.kum-bīn' for 1, 2, 6, kom'bīn for 3, 7;
n. kom'bīn, kum-bīn' for 8, 9, kom'bīn for 10),
[key]
v., -bined, -bin•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: She combined the ingredients to make the cake. They combined the two companies.
2. to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines the best features of several other plans.
3. to harvest (grain) with a combine.

v.i.
1. to unite; coalesce: The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste.
2. to unite for a common purpose; join forces: After the two factions combined, they proved invincible.
3. to enter into chemical union.
4. to use a combine in harvesting.

n.
1. a combination.
2. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
3. a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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