Definition of tenfold in English:


Syllabification: ten·fold
Pronunciation: /ˈtenˌfōld


1Ten times as great or as numerous: a tenfold increase in the use of insecticides
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  • With climate change, we could see up to a tenfold increase in flood risk over the next century.
  • Some surveys show a terrifying, tenfold increase in the incidence of cirrhosis over the past three decades.
  • The company has shown remarkable growth in its operations with a tenfold increase in business over the past five years.
1.1Having ten parts or elements.
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  • The agency failed to apply the tenfold safety factor when reviewing the risks of the insecticides.


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By ten times; to ten times the number or amount: production increased tenfold
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  • His stage shows, long renowned for their crazy theatrics, have increased their entertainment value tenfold.
  • There are places where wind turbines would be fine but they are talking about increasing the numbers tenfold.
  • A comparison shows that the abuse of heroin has increased tenfold.

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