decuple

adjective
dec·​u·​ple | \ ˈde-kyə-pəl \

Definition of decuple

1 : tenfold
2 : taken in groups of 10

First Known Use of decuple

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decuple

French décuple, from Middle French, from Late Latin decuplus, from Latin decem ten + -uplus (as in quadruplus quadruple)

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