cumulative effect n.
The state at which repeated administration of a drug may produce effects that are more pronounced than those produced by the first dose. Also called cumulative action.
The cumulative effect, he argues, is to make the counterculture seem shallower than it actually was.
They are man generalized; as units they inevitably lack something of interest; all the more they have cumulative effect.
Courtesy with him, as with any one else who makes it a habit, has a cumulative effect.
No cumulative effect was observed in any of the experiments of series C.
All these forces, the cumulative effect of them, had been at work.
The non-arrival of an answer to his message had a cumulative effect upon the Squire's temper during the morning.
All these produced profound discontent and had a cumulative effect.
Other evils, incident on woman's industrial work, do not require elaboration, though their cumulative effect is often very real.
They have a cumulative effect, too, in clearing the atmosphere.
Here the author has arranged her subjects in such a way as to give the whole a cumulative effect.