adverb Etymology: Middle English twiges, twies, from Old English twiga; akin to Old English twi- Date: 12th century 1. on two occasions <
twice absent
2. two times ; in doubled quantity or degree <
twice two is four
twice as much

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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