Definition of octuple in English:
1Consisting of eight parts or things.
- 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.
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Make or become eight times as numerous or as large: [with object]: the new town populations have trebled the additions to the rural community, and in the case of Massachusetts have octupled them [no object]: prices doubled and quadruple and octupled
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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').
Words that rhyme with octuplequintuple
Definition of octuple in:
- US English dictionary
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