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severalfold

[ sev-er-uhl-fohld, sev-ruhl- ]
/ ˈsɛv ər əlˌfoʊld, ˈsɛv rəl- /
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adjective

comprising several parts or members.
several times as great or as much: a severalfold increase.

adverb

in severalfold measure.

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Origin of severalfold

First recorded in 1730–40; several + -fold
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