centuplicate

centuplicate

[v. sen-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo-; adj., n. sen-too-pli-kit, -keyt, -tyoo-]
verb (used with object), centuplicated, centuplicating.
1.
to increase 100 times; centuple.
adjective
2.
a hundredfold.
noun
3.
a number or quantity increased a hundredfold.

Origin:
1825–35; < Latin centuplic- (stem of centuplex) hundredfold, equivalent to centu(m) 100 + plic- (stem of plicāre to fold) + -ate1

centuplication, noun
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centuplicate (ˈsɛntjʊpəl)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to increase 100 times
 
adj
2.  increased a hundredfold
 
n
3.  one hundredfold
 
[C17: from Late Latin centuplicāre, from centuplex hundredfold, from Latin centum hundred + -plex -fold]
 
centupli'cation
 
n

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