sextuple

1 of 2

adjective

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

sextuple

2 of 2

verb

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

transitive verb

: to make six times as much or as many

intransitive verb

: to become six times as much or as numerous

Examples of sextuple in a Sentence

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Verb
Gross premiums sextupled from $20 million in 2020 to $120 million in 2021. Jeff Kauflin, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Accordingly, the number of domestic bitters stocked on Mr. Teague’s shelves has sextupled. Molly Fitzpatrick, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2023 Covid-19 deaths will likely sextuple, from 3,000 to more than 18,000. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1632, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of sextuple was circa 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Sextuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sextuple. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sextuple

1 of 2 adjective
sex·​tu·​ple sek-ˈst(y)üp-əl How to pronounce sextuple (audio)
-ˈstəp-;
ˈsek-stəp-
1
: having six units or members
2
: being six times as great or as many
sextuple noun

sextuple

2 of 2 verb
sextupled; sextupling -(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce sextuple (audio)
: to make or become six times as much or as many
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