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Language: Old English
Origin: -feald

-fold

suffix
     
-fold
1 [in adjectives] of a particular number of kinds:
The government's role in healthcare is twofold: first, to provide the resources and, second, to make them work better for patients.
2 [in adverbs] a particular number of times:
The value of the house has increased fourfold (=it is now worth four times as much as before).

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