twelvefold

adjective
twelve·​fold

Definition of twelvefold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having 12 parts or aspects
2 : being 12 times as large, as great, or as many as some understood size, degree, or amount a twelvefold increase

twelvefold

adverb
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Definition of twelvefold (Entry 2 of 2)

: to 12 times as much or as many : by 12 times increased twelvefold

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History and Etymology for twelvefold

Adjective

twelve entry 1 + -fold

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“Twelvefold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twelvefold. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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