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 (sĕk-sto͞o′pəl, -styo͞o′-, -stŭp′əl, sĕk′stŭp′əl)
tr. & intr.v. sex·tu·pled, sex·tu·pling, sex·tu·ples
To multiply or be multiplied by six.
1. Consisting of six parts or members.
2. Six times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
3. Music Having six beats to the measure.
A sixfold amount or number.

[Medieval Latin sextuplus, sixfold : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + -plus, -fold; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

sex·tu′ply adv.


a quantity or number six times as great as another
1. six times as much or many; sixfold
2. consisting of six parts or members
3. (Music, other) (of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
[C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple]


(sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-)

adj., v. -pled, -pling. adj.
1. consisting of six parts.
2. six times as great or as many.
3. Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.
v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become six times as great.
[1620–30; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sextuple - having six units or components
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
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I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
Le FC Barcelone, qui s'est incline en Supercoupe d'Espagne, ne realisera pas un fantastique [beaucoup moins que] sextuple [beaucoup plus grand que], mais le club catalan a ajoute une nouvelle distinction a sa collection.
We say double up but actually it's a case of sextuple up.
I have been able to snare well more than a hundred triple homophones (there, their, they're) and quadruple homophones (right, rite, write, wright), reaching as high as sextuple homophones (air, heir, err, ere, Eyre, Ayer).
Le detenteur du record d'Afrique a nettement devance le Sud-Africain Chris Harmse, le sextuple champion d'Afrique age de 41 ans, et le Marocain Driss Barid.
Data are expressed as the mean of three experiments, each in triplicate or sextuple samples for individual treatments or dosage regimens.
John Markle was also a heavy smoker whose high-stress lifestyle led to a sextuple heart bypass surgery when he was 43.
Within twelve years China could more than sextuple its world market share and catapult itself to rank 1.
Le quadruple champion olympique et sextuple champion du monde se trouvait dans une presidentielle oE avait egalement pris place Jacques Rogge, president du CIO.
Le MAS, sextuple vainqueur du prestigieux trophee (1989, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008), a valide son ticket aux depens du Wydad Casablanca, quintuple vainqueur de la competition (1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2000) apres une victoire a l'aller (64-54) et une defaite en match retour (57-61).
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