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centuplicate

[verb sen-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo-; adjective, noun sen-too-pli-kit, -keyt, -tyoo-] /verb sɛnˈtu plɪˌkeɪt, -ˈtyu-; adjective, noun sɛnˈtu plɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt, -ˈtyu-/
verb (used with object), centuplicated, centuplicating.
1.
to increase 100 times; centuple.
adjective
2.
a hundredfold.
noun
3.
a number or quantity increased a hundredfold.
Origin of centuplicate
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin centuplic- (stem of centuplex) hundredfold, equivalent to centu(m) 100 + plic- (stem of plicāre to fold) + -ate1
Related forms
centuplication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for centuplicate

centuplicate

verb (sɛnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt)
1.
(transitive) to increase 100 times
adjective (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt)
2.
increased a hundredfold
noun (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt)
3.
one hundredfold
Also called centuple (ˈsɛntjʊpəl)
Derived Forms
centuplication, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin centuplicāre, from centuplex hundredfold, from Latin centum hundred + -plex -fold
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