sextuple

adjective
sex·​tu·​ple | \ seks-ˈtü-pəl How to pronounce sextuple (audio) , -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈsek-stə-pəl \

Definition of sextuple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having six units or members
2 : being six times as great or as many
3 : marked by six beats per measure of music sextuple time

sextuple

verb
sextupled; sextupling\ seks-​ˈtü-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce sextuple (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ , -​ˈtə-​ ; ˈsek-​stə-​ \

Definition of sextuple (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make six times as much or as many

intransitive verb

: to become six times as much or as numerous

Other Words from sextuple

Adjective

sextuple noun

Examples of sextuple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sextuple

Adjective

circa 1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1632, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for sextuple

Adjective

probably from Medieval Latin sextuplus, from Latin sextus sixth + -plus multiplied by; akin to Latin -plex -plex — more at -fold

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The first known use of sextuple was circa 1563

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“Sextuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sextuple. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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