centuplicate

[ verb sen-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo-; adjective, noun sen-too-pli-kit, -keyt, -tyoo- ]
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verb (used with object),cen·tu·pli·cat·ed, cen·tu·pli·cat·ing.
  1. to increase 100 times; centuple.

adjective
  1. a hundredfold.

noun
  1. a number or quantity increased a hundredfold.

Origin of centuplicate

1
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)
  1. (tr) to increase 100 times

adjective(sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. increased a hundredfold

noun(sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. one hundredfold

Origin of centuplicate

1
C17: from Late Latin centuplicāre, from centuplex hundredfold, from Latin centum hundred + -plex -fold
  • Also called: centuple (ˈsɛntjʊpəl)

Derived forms of centuplicate

  • centuplication, noun

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