accumulative

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

Definition of accumulative

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

  2. 2 :  tending or given to accumulation

accumulatively

adverb

accumulativeness

noun

Examples of accumulative in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of accumulative

accumulate + -ive


First Known Use: 1641


ACCUMULATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

accumulative

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Definition of accumulative for English Language Learners

  • : growing or increasing over time



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