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-fold

suffix uk   /-fəʊld/ us    /-foʊld/
having the stated number of parts, or multiplied by the stated number: threefold fourfold 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.
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