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accumulative

[ uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv ]
/ əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv /
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adjective
tending to accumulate or arising from accumulation; cumulative.
tending to accumulate wealth; acquisitive.
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Origin of accumulative

First recorded in 1645–55; accumulate + -ive

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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
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