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ninefold

[adj. nahyn-fohld; adv. nahyn-fohld] /adj. ˈnaɪnˌfoʊld; adv. ˈnaɪnˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
nine times as great or as much.
2.
having nine elements or parts.
adverb
3.
in a ninefold manner or measure; to or by nine times as much:
to increase one's income ninefold.
Origin
1000
before 1000; nine + -fold; compare Old English nigonfeald in same sense (not attested in ME)
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British Dictionary definitions for nine-fold

ninefold

/ˈnaɪnˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having nine times as many or as much
2.
composed of nine parts
adverb
3.
by or up to nine times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for nine-fold

ninefold

Old English nigonfeald; see nine + -fold.

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