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mul·ti·ply 1

 (mŭl′tə-plī′)
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
v.tr.
1. To increase the amount, number, or degree of. See Synonyms at increase.
2. Mathematics To perform multiplication on.
v.intr.
1. To grow in amount, number, or degree: Shops multiplied along the main street.
2. To increase in number by reproducing: "The people increased both in the dales and the plains, and their horses multiplied" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
3. Mathematics To perform multiplication.

[Middle English multiplien, from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre, from multiplex, multiplex; see multiplex.]

mul·ti·ply 2

 (mŭl′tə-plē′)
adv.
In many or multiple ways.

multiplying

(ˈmʌltɪplaɪɪŋ)
adj
becoming more numerous; increasing

Multiplying

 of husbands—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
References in classic literature ?
A vast proletariat, beginning with a nucleus of those formerly employed in export trades, with their multiplying progeny, will be out of employment permanently.
Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth, but not florid; for they avoid nothing more than multiplying unnecessary words, or using various expressions.
They cannot die, but must go on age after age adding new victims and multiplying the evils of the world.
He was telling me this morning that, tired of letting his property lie dormant in Italy, which is a dead nation, he wished to find a method, either in France or England, of multiplying his millions, but remember, that though I place great confidence in Busoni, I am not responsible for this.
THE VIEW from the snowy peak of the Wind River Mountains, while it had excited Captain Bonneville's enthusiasm, had satisfied him that it would be useless to force a passage westward, through multiplying barriers of cliffs and precipices.
Therefore the multiplying of nobility, and other degrees of quality, in an over proportion to the common people, doth speedily bring a state to necessity; and so doth likewise an overgrown clergy; for they bring nothing to the stock; and in like manner, when more are bred scholars, than preferments can take off .
Now, it is very clear to me that in so long a period one would have expected that the carnivorous creatures, multiplying unchecked, would have exhausted their food supply and have been compelled to either modify their flesh-eating habits or die of hunger.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
It is a feather, it is the seed of the grass, blown hither and thither, sometimes multiplying itself and dying in the act, sometimes carried away into the heavens.
For three hundred years and more the long steadily accelerated diastole of Europeanised civilisation had been in progress: towns had been multiplying, populations increasing, values rising, new countries developing; thought, literature, knowledge unfolding and spreading.
Then the chemistry of vision would begin to work, and they would troop in review across his mind, each, by contrast, multiplying Ruth's glories.
Most of the other half carried themselves away and were slow to return, but finally came back, and were now increasing and multiplying as before, but Blackburg had not since been altogether the same.