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Mul·ti·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Multiplied p. pr. & vb. n. Multiplying ]

1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.

*Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience.* --*Ames.*

2. Math. To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication.

3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.]

**Multiplying gear** Mach., gear for increasing speed.

**Multiplying lens**. Opt. See under Lens.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

multiply

adv : in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply

checked for errors" [ant: singly]

v 1: combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" [ant: divide]

2: combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to

multiply his profits" [syn: manifold]

3: have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"

[syn: breed]

4: have offspring or young; "The deer in our neighborhood

reproduce madly"; "The Catholic Church tells people to

procreate, no matter what their economic situation may be"

[syn: reproduce, procreate]

[also: multiplied]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

multiplied

adj : greatly increased as by multiplication