1. a confounding variable


  1. To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.
  2. To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.
  3. To make something worse.
    Don't confound the situation by yelling.
  4. To cause to be ashamed; to abash.
    His actions confounded the skeptics.
  5. To defeat, to frustrate, to thwart.
  6. To damn (a mild oath).
    Confound you!
    Confound the lady!
  7. To bring to ruination.
  8. To stun, amaze

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