Definition of octuple in English:

octuple

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

[attributive]
1Consisting of eight parts or things.
More example sentences
  • 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.

verb

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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.

Origin

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

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