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decuple

[dek-yoo-puh l] /ˈdɛk yʊ pəl/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin decuplus tenfold, equivalent to dec(em) ten + -uplus, as in quadruplus quadruple
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British Dictionary definitions for decuple

decuple

/ˈdɛkjʊpəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to increase by ten times
noun
2.
an amount ten times as large as a given reference
adjective
3.
increasing tenfold
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten
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Word Origin and History for decuple
adj.

1610s, from French décuple (late 15c.), from Latin decuplus "tenfold," from decem- "ten" (see ten) + -plus (see plus).

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