(sĕv′ər-əl-fōld′, sĕv′rəl-)
1. Having several parts or members.
2. Being several times as much or as many.

sev′er·al·fold′ adv.
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1. having several parts
2. several times as large as, as great as, or as many as something
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(ˈsɛv ər əlˌfoʊld, ˈsɛv rəl-)

1. comprising several parts or members.
2. several times as great or as much: a severalfold increase.
3. in severalfold measure.
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