[ adjective twelv-fohld; adverb twelv-fohld ]
/ adjective ˈtwɛlvˌfoʊld; adverb ˈtwɛlvˈfoʊld /


having twelve sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc.
being twelve times more, larger, greater, etc., as a given quantity size, intensity, or the like.


twelve times in amount or degree: Its potential destructive power was increased twelvefold.

Origin of twelvefold

First recorded in 1550–60, twelvefold is from the Old English word twelf-feald. See twelve, -fold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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