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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.
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adjective
  1. a hundredfold.
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noun
  1. 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
Related formscen·tu·pli·ca·tion, noun
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Related Words

hundredth, centenary, centennial, century, centuplicate

British Dictionary definitions for centuplicate

centuplicate

verb (sɛnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt)
  1. (tr) to increase 100 times
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adjective (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. increased a hundredfold
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noun (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. one hundredfold
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Also called: centuple (ˈsɛntjʊpəl)
Derived Formscentuplication, noun

Word Origin

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