[ok-too-puh l, -tyoo-; ok-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
- eightfold; eight times as great.
- having eight effective units or elements.
- to make eight times as great.
- Rowing. a shell rowed by a crew of eight, each rower using a pair of oars.
Origin of octuple
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Examples from the Web for octuple
The mind then ascends on the vehicle of the octuple body, and surveys the phenomenal world as a sober reality.
As the octuple body mixes with the air in the vacuum of the sky, so is the mind also absorbed in it at the same time.
- a quantity or number eight times as great as another
- eight times as much or as many
- consisting of eight parts
- (tr) to multiply by eight
C17: from Latin octuplus, from octo eight + -plus as in duplus double
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Word Origin and History for octuple
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