sev·​er·​al·​fold | \ ˌsev-rəl-ˈfōld How to pronounce severalfold (audio) , ˌse-və- \

Definition of severalfold

1 : having several parts or aspects
2 : being several times as large, as great, or as many as some understood size, degree, or amount

Other Words from severalfold

severalfold adverb

Examples of severalfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acting conscientiously to reduce risk has a severalfold effect on improving outcomes. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of severalfold

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of severalfold was in 1738

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“Severalfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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