adjective uk
/ˌek.spəˈnen.ʃəl/ us
/-spoʊ-/

exponentially

adverb uk
/-i/ formal us

› Malthus wrote about the risks involved in the world's population increasing exponentially.Terms for numbers(Definition of exponential from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus
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“exponential”: synonyms and related words:

to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

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