[uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]


tending to accumulate or arising from accumulation; cumulative.
tending to accumulate wealth; acquisitive.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accumulatively

Historical Examples of accumulatively

  • 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