nine·​fold | \ ˈnīn-ˌfōld How to pronounce ninefold (audio) , -ˈfōld \

Definition of ninefold

1 : being nine times as great or as many
2 : having nine units or members

Other Words from ninefold

ninefold \ ˈnīn-​ˈfōld How to pronounce ninefold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of ninefold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Records show that reported serious encounters with bears since the count have gone up nearly ninefold. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 May 2022 In August 2019, Klarna raised funding at a $5.5 billion valuation; that figure climbed nearly ninefold in less than two years. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 20 May 2022 The Columbia University-University of Hong Kong study showed a ninefold decrease in neutralizing activity against omicron—a better result than with most other vaccines. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, 21 Dec. 2021 But a study in the news this week predicts a ninefold increase in the power of winter tornadoes by the end of the century because of climate change. Daniel Lee, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2021 The data also shows about a ninefold reduction in the risk of hospitalization among people who are fully vaccinated compared to those who are unvaccinated. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2021 Johnson & Johnson wants in on boosters, too: J&J said Wednesday that studies show a booster dose of its vaccine offered a ninefold increase in antibodies compared with the vaccine on its own. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 The interim data showed people who already had been given the J&J vaccine experienced a ninefold increase in spike-binding antibodies compared with 28 days after the first dose, the drugmaker said in a statement. NBC News, 25 Aug. 2021 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the primary provider of the treatments, delivered 135,023 drug doses to U.S. healthcare providers last week, a ninefold increase from a month earlier, according to data shared by the company with The Wall Street Journal. WSJ, 18 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ninefold

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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