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accumulative

[uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]
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  1. tending to accumulate or arising from accumulation; cumulative.
  2. tending to accumulate wealth; acquisitive.
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Origin of accumulative

First recorded in 1645–55; accumulate + -ive
Related formsac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverbac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, nounnon·ac·cu·mu·la·tive, adjectivenon·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverbnon·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, nounun·ac·cu·mu·la·tive, adjectiveun·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverbun·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, noun
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  • It rolls up continually, accumulatively; and another fifty years will show more advance than the past five hundred.

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman