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1Six times as great or as numerous.‘a sixfold increase in their overheads’
- ‘The incidence of ectopic pregnancy increased sixfold in the United States between 1970 and 1992, with more than 100,000 cases occurring in 1992.’
- ‘That number had increased more than sixfold by 1998 and nearly doubled again by 2000.’
- ‘How were we supposed to increase the revenue another sixfold?’
- ‘During the twentieth century, the world's human population has tripled, but water use has increased sixfold.’
- ‘There was a 25% increase in deaths from malaria, and a sixfold leap in deaths from illnesses caused by HIV / Aids, mostly in Africa.’
- ‘Over the past 30 years there has been a sixfold increase in the number of people using airports.’
- ‘Traffic has increased sixfold compared with 2000, thanks to the new car terminal exports and greatly increased container traffic.’
- ‘Foreign investment in the region has increased sixfold since 2001, according to the region's Economy Ministry.’
- ‘Today, nearly 1 in 100 of the global population is a refugee or is otherwise displaced (a sixfold increase in a generation).’
- ‘Officers are desperate to reinforce the message that ecstasy kills, after medical researchers blamed a sixfold increase in deaths from the drug on the drop in its price.’
- ‘If a parent or sibling has panic attacks, a person's risk increases by about sixfold.’
- ‘Since Rogers took over, the endowment has increased more than sixfold.’
- ‘Currently, British population is about 60,000,000, representing almost a sixfold increase in two hundred years.’
- ‘Americans owe $750 billion in debt, according to the Federal Reserve, a sixfold increase from two decades ago.’
- ‘In the past 20 years, the average salary has increased nearly sixfold from $225,600 to more than $1.25 million last season.’
- ‘The total increase is more than sixfold.’
- ‘The use of water increased sixfold over the past 70 years.’
- ‘In 200 years, the world's population has grown sixfold; it could almost double again by 2050.’
- ‘Survival from cardiac arrest can be increased sixfold by providing first line responders with defibrillators.’
- ‘Sales of wine in Ireland have increased sixfold since 1996.’
- 1.1 Having six parts or elements.‘a sixfold plan of action’
By six times; to six times the number or amount.‘coal prices have risen sixfold’
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