cumulative effect

Definition of cumulative effect

  1. :  an effect produced by something happening over a long period of time the cumulative effect(s) of smoking on the body

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  made up of accumulated parts

    :  increasing by successive additions

    :  tending to prove the same point

  1. :  purport, intent

    :  basic meaning :  essence

    :  something that inevitably follows an antecedent (as a cause or agent)

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation

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a brief usually trivial fact

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