multistage

adjective
mul·​ti·​stage | \ˈməl-tē-ˌstāj, -ˌtī-\

Definition of multistage 

1 : having successive operating stages especially : having propulsion units that operate in turn multistage rockets

2 : conducted by or occurring in stages a multistage investigation

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The multistage rockets can now hit the lower 48 states, and there was a legitimate military threat that brought them to the table. Fox News, "Critics too quick to criticize President Trump on North Korea summit?," 13 June 2018 So the cactus has evolved a multistage approach to photosynthesis. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "As Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than Ever," 24 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of multistage

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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