/mul'ti toohd"n euhs, -tyoohd"-/, adj.
1. forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; very numerous.
2. comprising many items, parts, or elements.
3. Archaic. crowded or thronged.
[1595-1605; < L multitudin- (s. of multitudo) MULTITUDE + -OUS]

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