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tenfold

[adj. ten-fohld; adv. ten-fohld] /adj. ˈtɛnˌfoʊld; adv. ˈtɛnˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
comprising ten parts or members.
2.
ten times as great or as much.
adverb
3.
in tenfold measure:
good deeds rewarded tenfold.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; Old English tienfeald. See ten, -fold
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  • Repeat, repeat in an unbearably humid tedium: give and it shall be returned to you tenfold.
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British Dictionary definitions for tenfold

tenfold

/ˈtɛnˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having 10 times as many or as much: a tenfold increase in population
2.
composed of 10 parts
adverb
3.
by or up to 10 times as many or as much: the population increased tenfold
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Word Origin and History for tenfold

Old English tienfeald; see ten + -fold.

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