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eightfold

[ eyt-fohld ]
/ ˈeɪtˌfoʊld /
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adjective

comprising eight parts or members.
eight times as great or as much.

adverb

in eightfold measure.

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Origin of eightfold

First recorded in 1550–60; eight + -fold
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British Dictionary definitions for eightfold

eightfold
/ (ˈeɪtˌfəʊld) /

adjective

equal to or having eight times as many or as much
composed of eight parts

adverb

by or up to eight times as much
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