decuple

decuple

[dek-yoo-puhl]
adjective
1.
ten times as great; tenfold.
noun
2.
a tenfold quantity or multiple.
verb (used with object), decupled, decupling.
3.
to make ten times as great.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin decuplus tenfold, equivalent to dec(em) ten + -uplus, as in quadruplus quadruple

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decuple (ˈdɛkjʊpəl)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to increase by ten times
 
n
2.  an amount ten times as large as a given reference
 
adj
3.  increasing tenfold
 
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten]

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