- fold - fold [fəʊld ǁ foʊld] suffix
a particular number of times:

• The value of the house has increased fourfold in the last ten years (= it is now worth four times as much as it was ten years ago ) .

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-fold suffix
having the stated number of parts, or multiplied by the stated number: »

The problems are twofold - firstly, economic, and secondly, political.


In the last 50 years, there has been a 33-fold increase in the amount of pesticide used in farming.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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