[ 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.

Origin of accumulative

First recorded in 1645–55; accumulate + -ive

Other words from accumulative

  • ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverb
  • ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, noun
  • non·ac·cu·mu·la·tive, adjective
  • non·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, noun
  • un·ac·cu·mu·la·tive, adjective
  • un·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·ac·cu·mu·la·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use accumulative in a sentence

  • It rolls up continually, accumulatively; and another fifty years will show more advance than the past five hundred.

    The home | Charlotte Perkins Gilman