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## Synonyms for multiplying

*verb*

**increase; reproduce**

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## Antonyms for multiplying

- abridge
- compress
- conceal
- decrease
- destroy
- diminish
- hide
- lessen
- lower
- play down
- shrink
- weaken
- decline
- depress
- divide
- drop
- fall
- reduce
- slump

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## Word Origin & History

mid-12c., multeplier, "to cause to become many," from Old French multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) "increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich," from Latin multiplicare "to increase," from multiplex (genitive multiplicis) "having many folds, many times as great in number," from comb. form of multus (see multi-) + -plex "-fold," from PIE *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplied; multiplying.

## Example Sentences for multiplying

Well, this magic jar had the power of multiplying whatever was put into it.

There doesn't seem to have been any regularity about the jar's multiplying properties.

Multiplying these together the product is 40, thus giving the number of teeth.

It is a great temptation to go on multiplying the rules of the game.

Progress is accelerating, feeding upon and multiplying itself.

It would be very easy to go on multiplying instances, but we forbear.

Claims swarmed around him, multiplying with ant-like rapidity.

We have not strengthened as yet, by multiplying into America.

Year after year has the silent family of canvas been increasing and multiplying.

The points at which we are in contact with it are multiplying.