[ uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv ]
/ əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv /


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

Origin of accumulative

First recorded in 1645–55; accumulate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM accumulative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for accumulatively

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

    The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman