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), cen·tu·pli·cat·ed, cen·tu·pli·cat·ing.

to increase 100 times; centuple.

adjective

a hundredfold.

noun

a number or quantity increased a hundredfold.

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Origin of centuplicate

1825–35; <Latin centuplic- (stem of centuplex) hundredfold, equivalent to centu(m) 100 + plic- (stem of plicāre to fold) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM centuplicate

cen·tu·pli·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for centuplicate

centuplicate

verb (sɛnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt)

(tr) to increase 100 times

adjective (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)

increased a hundredfold

noun (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)

one hundredfold
Also called: centuple (ˈsɛntjʊpəl)

Derived forms of centuplicate

centuplication, noun

Word Origin for centuplicate

C17: from Late Latin centuplicāre, from centuplex hundredfold, from Latin centum hundred + -plex -fold
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