[muhl-tuh-plahy]
/ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ/

1.

to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.

2.

Arithmetic. to find the product of by multiplication.

3.

to breed (animals).

4.

to propagate (plants).

5.

to increase by procreation.

6.

to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.

7.

Arithmetic. to perform the process of multiplication.

8.

to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.

British Dictionary definitions for self-multiplied

/ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ/

verb -plies, -plying, -plied

1.

to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree

2.

(transitive) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication

3.

(intransitive) to increase in number by reproduction

Derived Forms

multipliable, multiplicable, adjective

Word Origin

C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold

Word Origin and History for self-multiplied

v.

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.

self-multiplied in Medicine

**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.

self-multiplied in Science

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