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fivefold

[fahyv-fohld] /ˈfaɪvˌfoʊld/
adjective
1.
five times as great or as much.
2.
comprising five parts or members.
adverb
3.
in fivefold measure.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English fiffold, Old English fīffeald. See five, -fold
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British Dictionary definitions for fivefold

fivefold

/ˈfaɪvˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having five times as many or as much
2.
composed of five parts
adverb
3.
by or up to five times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for fivefold
adv.

Old English fiffeald; see five + -fold.

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