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MULTIPLY, mul'ti-pl[=i], _v.t._ to fold or increase many times: to make more numerous: to repeat any given number or quantity as often as there are units in another number.--_v.i._ to increase: to perform the arithmetical process of multiplication:--_pr.p._ mul'tiplying; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ mul'tiplied.--_adjs._ MUL'TIPLEX, having many folds: manifold: (_bot._) with petals lying in folds over each other; MULTIPL[=I]'ABLE, MUL'TIPLICABLE, that may be multiplied.--_n._ MUL'TIPLICAND, a number or quantity to be multiplied by another.--_adj._ MUL'TIPLIC[=A]TE, consisting of more than one: (_bot._) multifold.--_n._ MULTIPLIC[=A]'TION, the act of multiplying or increasing in number: the rule or operation by which any given number or quantity is multiplied.--_adj._ MUL'TIPLIC[=A]TIVE, tending to multiply: having the power to multiply.--_ns._ MULTIPLIC'ITY, the state of being multiplied or various: a great number: MUL'TIPLIER, MUL'TIPLIC[=A]TOR, one who, or that which, multiplies or increases the number or quantity by which another is multiplied.--MULTIPLICATION TABLE, a tabular arrangement giving the products of pairs of numbers from 1 to 12.--MULTIPLYING GLASS, lens, a glass, lens, with a number of facets, causing an object to appear multiplied many times. [Fr.,--L. _multiplex._ See MULTIPLE.]

MULTIPOLAR, mul-ti-p[=o]'lar, _adj._ having many poles, as a nerve-cell or dynamo.--_n._ an electro-magnetic machine in which several magnetic poles exist.

MULTIPOTENT, mul-tip'o-tent, _adj._ (_Shak._) having power to do many things. [L. _multus_, many, _potens_, _-entis_, powerful.]

MULTIPRESENCE, mul-ti-prez'ens, _n._ the power of being present in many places at the same time.--_adj._ MULTIPRES'ENT.

MULTIRAMIFIED, mul-ti-ram'i-f[=i]d, _adj._ having many branches.--Also MULTIR[=A]'MOUS, MULTIR[=A]'MOSE.

MULTISACCATE, mul-ti-sak'[=a]t, _adj._ having many sacs.

MULTISCIENT, mul-tish'ent, _adj._ knowing many things.

MULTISECT, mul'ti-sekt, _adj._ having many segments.

MULTISEPTATE, mul-ti-sep't[=a]t, _adj._ having many septa or partitions.

MULTISERIAL, mul-ti-s[=e]'ri-al, _adj._ having many series or rows.--Also MULTIS[=E]'RIATE.

MULTISILIQUOUS, mul-ti-sil'i-kwus, _adj._ having many pods or seed-vessels.

MULTISONOUS, mul-tis'[=o]-nus, _adj._ having many sounds, sounding much.

MULTISPIRAL, mul-ti-sp[=i]'ral, _adj._ having many turns or whorls.

MULTISTAMINATE, mul-ti-stam'i-n[=a]t, _adj._ bearing many stamens.

MULTISTRIATE, mul-ti-str[=i]'[=a]t, _adj._ having many striae, streaks, or stripes.

MULTISULCATE, mul-ti-sul'k[=a]t, _adj._ having many sulci or furrows.

MULTISYLLABLE, mul-ti-sil'a-bl, _n._ a word of many syllables.

MULTITENTACULATE, mul-ti-ten-tak'[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ having many tentacles.

MULTITITULAR, mul-ti-tit'[=u]-lar, _adj._ having many titles.

MULTITUBERCULATE, -D, mul-ti-t[=u]-ber'k[=u]-l[=a]t, -ed, _adj._ having many tubercles, as teeth.

MULTITUBULAR, mul-ti-t[=u]'b[=u]-lar, _adj._ having many tubes.

MULTITUDE, mul'ti-t[=u]d, _n._ the state of being many: a great number of individuals: a crowd: the vulgar or common people.--_adjs._ MULTITUD'INARY (_rare_); MULTITUD'INOUS, consisting of, or having the appearance of, a multitude.--_adv._ MULTITUD'INOUSLY.--_n._ MULTITUD'INOUSNESS, the state or quality of being multitudinous. [Fr.,--L. _multitudo_--_multus_, many.]

MULTIVAGOUS, mul-tiv'a-gus, _adj._ wandering much.--Also MULTIV'AGANT.

MULTIVALENT, mut-tiv'a-lent, _adj._ (_chem._) equivalent in combining or displacing power to a number of hydrogen or other monad atoms.--_n._ MULTIV'ALENCE.

MULTIVALVE, mul'ti-valv, _n._ a mollusc having a shell of more than two valves.--_adj._ having many valves--also MULTIVAL'VULAR.

MULTIVERSANT, mul-ti-ver'sant, _adj._ turning into many shapes.

MULTIVOLTINE, mul-ti-vol'tin, _adj._ having more than two annual broods--of silkworm moths and their larvae. [L. _multus_, much, It. _volta_, a turn, winding.]

MULTOCULAR, mul-tok'[=u]-lar, _adj._ having more than two eyes.

MULTUM, mul'tum, _n._ an adulterant compound in brewing of quassia and liquorice.

MULTUNGULATE, mul-tung'g[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ having more than two functional hoofs.--_n._ a multungulate mammal.

MULTURE, mul't[=u]r, _n._ a grinding of grain, or the grain ground: the toll paid to a miller for grinding, generally in kind: the percentage of ore paid to a pulverising-mill by those using it.--_v.t._ MULT, to take toll from for grinding corn.--_n._ MUL'TURER. [O. Fr.,--L. _molitura_, a grinding.]

MUM, mum, _adj._ silent.--_n._ silence.--_interj._ be silent!--_interj._ MUM'-BUD'GET, an exclamation enjoining silence.--_n._ MUM'CHANCE, a silent game with cards or dice: a fool.--_adj._ silent. [Cf. L. and Gr. _mu_, the least possible sound made with the lips: imit.]

MUM, mum, _n._ a peculiar kind of beer made of wheat-malt, to which some brewers add oat and bean meal. [Ger. _mumme_, from a personal name.]

MUMBLE, mum'bl, _v.i._ to speak indistinctly: to chew softly: to eat with the lips close.--_v.t._ to utter indistinctly or imperfectly: to mouth gently.--_ns._ MUM'BLEMENT, mumbling speech; MUM'BLE-NEWS (_Shak._), a tale-bearer; MUM'BLER, one who mumbles or speaks with a low, indistinct voice.--_adj._ MUM'BLING, uttered with a low, indistinct voice: chewing softly.--_adv._ MUM'BLINGLY. [Cf. _Mum_.]

MUMBO-JUMBO, mum'b[=o]-jum'b[=o], _n._ a god worshipped by certain negro tribes in Africa: any object of foolish worship or fear.

MUMM, mum, _v.t._ to mask: to make diversion with a mask on.--_ns._ MUMM'ER, one who makes sport in disguise: a masker: a buffoon; MUMM'ERY, sport with a mask on or in disguise: great show without reality; MUMM'ING, the sports of mummers.--_adj._ pertaining to the sports of mummers.--_n._ MUMM'OCK, an old ragged coat. [O. Fr. _momer_--Old Dut. _mommen_, to mask, _mom_, a mask, prob. originating in the word _mum_, used to frighten children while covering the face.]

MUMMY, mum'i, _n._ a human body preserved by the Egyptian art of embalming, in which wax, spices, &c. were employed: a kind of wax used in grafting: a brown pigment: (_obs._) a medicinal gum.--_v.t._ to embalm and dry as a mummy:--_pr.p._ mumm'ying; _pa.p._ mumm'ied.--_n._ MUMMIFIC[=A]'TION.--_adj._ MUMM'IFORM.--_v.t._ MUMM'IFY, to make into a mummy: to embalm and dry as a mummy:--_pr.p._ mumm'ifying; _pa.p._ mumm'ified.--_ns._ MUMM'Y-CASE, a case of wood or cartonnage for an Egyptian mummy; MUNNY-CLOTH, the linen cloth in which a mummy was wrapped: a modern fabric resembling it, used as a basis for embroidery: a fabric like crape for mourning-dress, having a cotton or silk warp and woollen weft; MUMM'Y-WHEAT, a variety of wheat with compound spikes--_Triticum compositum_. [O. Fr. _mumie_--It. _mummia_--Ar. and Pers. _mumayin_, a mummy--Pers. _mom_, wax.]

MUMP, mump, _v.t._ and _v.i._ to mumble, mutter, or move the lips with the mouth almost closed: to nibble: to cheat: to play the beggar.--_ns._ MUMP'ER, one who mumps: an old cant term for a beggar; MUMP'ING-DAY, St Thomas's Day, 21st Dec.--_adj._ MUMP'ISH, having mumps: dull: sullen.--_adv._ MUMP'ISHLY.--_n._ MUMP'ISHNESS.--_n._ MUMPS, a contagious non-suppurative inflammation of the parotid and sometimes of the other salivary glands: gloomy silence. [Form of _mum_.]

MUMPSIMUS, mump'si-mus, _n._ an error to which one clings after it has been thoroughly exposed. [Corr. of L. _sumpsimus_, in the mass, by an ignorant priest who refused to correct it.]

MUN, mun, _n._ a provincial form of _man_.

MUNCH, munsh, _v.t._ and _v.i._ to chew with shut mouth.--_n._ MUNCH'ER, one who munches.

MUNDANE, mun'd[=a]n, _adj._ belonging to the world: terrestrial.--_adv._ MUN'DANELY.--_n._ MUNDAN'ITY. [Fr.,--L. _mundanus_--_mundus_, the world.]

MUNDIFY, mun'di-f[=i], _v.t._ to cleanse, purify.--_adjs._ MUN'DATORY, cleansing; MUNDIF'ICANT, cleansing.--_n._ a cleansing ointment or plaster.--_n._ MUNDIFIC[=A]'TION.--_adj._ MUN'DIFIC[=A]TIVE. [Fr.

_mondifier_--Low L. _mundific[=a]re_--L. _mundus_, clean, _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

MUNDIVAGANT, mun-div'a-gant, _adj._ wandering over the world.