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accumulative

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adjective ac·cu·mu·la·tive \ə-ˈkyü-m(y)ə-ˌlā-tiv, -lə-\

Simple Definition of accumulative

  • : growing or increasing over time

Full Definition of accumulative

  1. 1 :  cumulative <an age of rapid and accumulative change>

  2. 2 :  tending or given to accumulation

ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly adverb
ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness noun

Examples of accumulative

  1. The accumulative effect of his injuries forced him to retire.

  2. <the accumulative effect of all her worries was to seriously undermine her health>



1647

First Known Use of accumulative

1647



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