In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(a hundred times as much or as many)(reduction/decrease) a la centésima partethere was a hundredfold increase in traffic — el tráfico se multiplicó por cien
- the vaccine led to a hundredfold reduction in cases — la vacuna redujo el número de casos a la centésima parte
1(to multiply) por cien(to decrease) a la centésima partethe number of locusts multiplied a hundredfold — el número de langostas se multiplicó por cien
- severe infections were reduced a hundredfold — las infecciones graves se redujeron en un 99%
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