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__UK__[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ] /__US__[ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ]__verb__**Word forms "multiply":**

__present tense__I/you/we/they multiply he/she/it multiplies__present participle__multiplying__past tense__multiplied__past participle__multiplied1)*[*__intransitive__*]*to increase by a large amountWithin the last 10 years, both sales and profits have multiplied.

a)*[*__transitive__*]*to increase something by a large amountHe has multiplied his fortune many times.

b)*[*__intransitive__*]*to increase in number by producing new animals, plants, bacteria etcEven a slight increase in temperature will cause bacteria to multiply very rapidly.

2)multiply something by something:*[*__intransitive__*/*__transitive__*]*__maths__to add a number to itself a particular number of timesmultiply something together:If you multiply 3 by 3, you get 9.

Multiply the two figures together and that will give you the area.

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