Take that potential, multiply it several million times and you get: the future, if not of humanity, then at least of comedy.
multiply this as many times as necessary to fully submerge the turkey.
multiply the impact on this one river by the countless others that will be affected.
mid-12c., multeplier, "to cause to become many," from Old French multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) "increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich," from Latin multiplicare "to increase," from multiplex (genitive multiplicis) "having many folds, many times as great in number," from comb. form of multus (see multi-) + -plex "-fold," from PIE *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplied; multiplying.
multiply mul·ti·ply (mŭl'tə-plī')
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
To breed or propagate.