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sextuple

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adjective sex·tu·ple \seks-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈseks-tə-\

Definition of sextuple

  1. 1 :  having six units or members

  2. 2 :  being six times as great or as many

  3. 3 :  marked by six beats per measure of music <sextuple time>

sextuple noun


Origin of sextuple

probably from Medieval Latin sextuplus, from Latin sextus sixth + -plus multiplied by; akin to Latin -plex -plex — more at -fold


First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with sextuple


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sextuple

verb sex·tu·ple

Definition of sextuple

sex·tu·pledsex·tu·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make six times as much or as many

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become six times as much or as numerous



1632

First Known Use of sextuple

1632


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