accumulative


ac·cu·mu·la·tive

adjective \ə-ˈkyü-m(y)ə-ˌlā-tiv, -lə-\

: growing or increasing over time

Full Definition of ACCUMULATIVE

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

First Known Use of ACCUMULATIVE

1647

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