ac·​cu·​mu·​lat·​ed ə-ˈkyü-m(y)ə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce accumulated (audio)
: gathered, collected, or amassed over a period of time
a layer of accumulated dirt/dust
… his accumulated savings are sufficient to enable him to purchase another property …A. F. Millington
Just what is an earthquake? It is the shaking that occurs when a slowly accumulated strain in the Earth's crust is suddenly released …Richard L. Williams
Stock prices at any given moment fully reflect the accumulated wisdom of knowledgeable investors.John J. Curran

Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accumulated was in 1617

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Cite this Entry

“Accumulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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