decuple

adjective
dec·​u·​ple | \ ˈde-kyə-pəl How to pronounce decuple (audio) \

Definition of decuple

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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“Decuple.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decuple. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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