cumulative effect

Definition of cumulative effect

: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

cumulative play
  1. : made up of accumulated parts

  2. : increasing by successive additions

  3. : tending to prove the same point

effect play
  1. : purport, intent

  2. : basic meaning : essence

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

  1. : to cause to come into being

  2. : to bring about often by surmounting obstacles : accomplish

  3. : to put into operation


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