Definition of fortyfold in English:

fortyfold

adjective & adverb

  • See forty

    • ‘The argument should also be put to Genesis Power, a State-owned enterprise whose 2003-04 rates bill has increased fortyfold.’
    • ‘Over the last 15 years, occurrences of S. enteritidis food poisoning have increased fourfold in the United States and fortyfold in Europe.’
    • ‘That is a fortyfold acceleration in the population growth rate, and there is no precedent for that.’
    • ‘The gap between the richest and poorest one-fifths of the world is now about onehundredfold, whereas 30 years ago it was about thirtyfold or fortyfold.’
    • ‘The researchers increased the current fortyfold by decreasing the humidity from 20 per cent to zero.’

Pronunciation

fortyfold

/-ˌfōld/