Synonyms and Antonyms of accumulation

  1. 1 a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time <a vast accumulation of evidence about the dangers of smoking> Synonyms accretion, assemblage, collection, cumulation, cumulus, gathering, lodgment (or lodgement), pileup Related Words agglomerate, assortment, congeries, conglomerate, conglomeration, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mix, mixture, motley, potpourri; agglomeration, clutter, hash, heap, litter, mass, pile; aggregate, aggregation, sum, totality; backlog, cache, fund, hoard, inventory, kitty, nest egg, reserve, stock, stockpile, store, supply

  2. 2 the act or process of becoming greater in number <the accumulation of leaves on the ground is proceeding at a much faster rate than my raking> Synonyms accumulating, multiplication, addition, increase, mushrooming, proliferationRelated Words doubling, quadrupling, tripling; creep, growth, rise, spread; enlargement, escalation, expansion; amplification, distension (or distention), inflation; accretion, accrual, augmentation, cumulation; extension, lengthening; boost, gain, hike, increment, riseNear Antonyms abatement, compressing, compression, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, contraction, diminishing, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, shrinking; retrenching, retrenchment, shorteningAntonyms decrease

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