I think this is the longest definition of this word that I have seen. I like it because it opens a word I already like up to new dimensions that just makes the word make more sense than it already did. Have a great weekend everybody :).
Confound ~ 1. To cause to become confused or perplexed. 2. To fail to distinguish; mix up: confound fiction and fact. 3. To make (something bad) worse. 4. To cause to be ashamed; abash: an invention that confounded the skeptics. 5. To damn. 6. a. To frustrate: trivial demands that confounded the peace talks. b. Archaic To bring to ruination.
Source: The Free Dictionary