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millionfold

[mil-yuh n-fohld] /ˈmɪl yənˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
comprising a million parts or members.
2.
a million times as great or as much:
a millionfold increase.
adverb
3.
in a millionfold measure.
Origin of millionfold
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; million + -fold
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  • This was usually four drops of a millionfold dilution in water.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw
  • They never do so at the millionfold brighter sunshine of noonday.

  • It made her eyes flash like so much fire, it gave her a millionfold more grace, more abandon, more heedlessness.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • Every other variation must then result from the millionfold connections between these brain cells.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • If you would bear to hear me read, you would see for yourself the millionfold modification of everything.

    The Last Miracle M. P. Shiel
  • The State is the union of individuals into a moral whole which multiplies a millionfold the aggregate of the powers of each.

Word Origin and History for millionfold

1721, from million + -fold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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