- consisting of or including ten
- ten times as much or as many; tenfold
Origin of decupleMiddle English ; from Classical Latin decuplus ; from decem, ten + -plus, -fold
an amount ten times as much or as many
to make ten times as much or as many; multiply by ten
- Consisting of ten parts or members.
- Ten times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
A tenfold amount or number.
intr. & tr.v.dec·u·pled, dec·u·pling, dec·u·ples
To multiply or be multiplied by ten.
Origin of decupleMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus : Latin decem, ten; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots + Latin -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (archaic) tenfold
- (archaic) An amount multiplied by ten.
(third-person singular simple present decuples, present participle decupling, simple past and past participle decupled)
- (archaic) To multiply by ten.
OriginSee also: décuple