quintupling :

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  • n  increasing by a factor of five
  • v  increase fivefold

  • It is basically the story of an immature industry that grew way too fast, quintupling the size of its plants in just a few years, even as it was struggling with dangerously complex .
  • But nothing has threatened the airline's survival more than the quintupling of oil prices.
  • The strategy seemed justified: OPEC's quintupling of prices since late 1973 has aggravated both inflation and recession in industrialized countries.

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