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Spanish translation: agravar, incrementar

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English term or phrase:compound
Spanish translation:agravar, incrementar
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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09:23 Sep 3, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: compound
Few authors see antibiotic resistance as a prerequisite for probiotic strains, since residual antibiotics are likely to be present in the intestines of farm animals. According to Tannock, this situation can only COMPOUND the existing problem of antibiotic resistance, and resistant probiotic bacteria could act as a reservoir of antibiotic-resistance potentially transmissible to medically important pathogens.

Se trata de un estudio sobre propiedades probióticas de lactobacilos. En este párrafo, creo que "compound" significa agregar, sumarse. Están de acuerdo?
Gracias por su opinión!

Gracias!
Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 07:06
agravar, incrementar
Explanation:
Hi Patricia,

It's used in this sense:

v 1: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her", "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness" [syn: {intensify}, {heighten}, {deepen}]

Agravar or incrementar are the translations given in Simon and Schuster for this one.

Hope it helps.
Cindy
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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 11:06
Grading comment
Thanks to both, I needed "native" confirmation :-))

Best regards,

Patricia

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Summary of answers provided
na +1agravar/aumentar/complicar
Katherine Matles
na +1agravar, incrementarxxxtazdog
nacomplicar
Virgilio Chavez-De la Torre


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): +1
agravar/aumentar/complicar


Explanation:
Some ideas!

Katherine Matles
Spain
Local time: 11:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 639

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barbara Thomas: also aunar
3 mins
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
agravar, incrementar


Explanation:
Hi Patricia,

It's used in this sense:

v 1: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her", "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness" [syn: {intensify}, {heighten}, {deepen}]

Agravar or incrementar are the translations given in Simon and Schuster for this one.

Hope it helps.
Cindy


    Reference: http://work.ucsd.edu:5141/cgi-bin/http_webster?compound&meth...
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 11:06
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 910
Grading comment
Thanks to both, I needed "native" confirmation :-))

Best regards,

Patricia

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrea Bullrich: Como siempre!:-)
8 mins
  -> muchas gracias :-)))
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51 mins
complicar


Explanation:
Esta me parece una palabra acertada pues al igual que COMPOUND, sugiere la participación de factores adicionales

Virgilio Chavez-De la Torre
PRO pts in pair: 323
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