Definition of octuple in English:


Syllabification: oc·tu·ple
Pronunciation: /äkˈtəpəl, -ˈt(y)o͞opəl


  • 1Consisting of eight parts or things.
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    • I couldn't decide whether to feel old and boring or as if I was 14 and on an octuple date.
    • The five octuple launchers are installed with the caps almost flush with the surface of the bow deck behind the main gun.
  • 1.1Eight times as many or as much.


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  • Make or become eight times as numerous or as large.
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    • Doctors' salaries have octupled, and 22 million vaccination doses have been given to Iraqi children.
    • The penalty shoot-out is unfair because it puts completely unfamiliar demands on a person and then it octuples the stakes.


early 17th century: from French octuple or Latin octuplus (both adjectives), from octo 'eight' + -plus (as in duplus 'double').

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