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Definition of accumulative

1 : cumulative an age of rapid and accumulative change
2 : tending or given to accumulation

Other Words from accumulative

accumulatively adverb
accumulativeness noun

Examples of accumulative in a Sentence

The accumulative effect of his injuries forced him to retire. the accumulative effect of all her worries was to seriously undermine her health
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First Known Use of accumulative

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accumulative

accumulate + -ive

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“Accumulative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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