cumulate

[verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt]
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adjective
  1. heaped up.

Origin of cumulate

1525–35; < Latin cumulātus (past participle of cumulāre to heap up, pile up, accumulate), equivalent to cumul(us) a heap, pile, mass, cumulus + -ātus -ate1
Related formscu·mu·late·ly, adverbde·cu·mu·late, verb (used with object), de·cu·mu·lat·ed, de·cu·mu·lat·ing.
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Related Words for cumulate

amass, accrue, gather, hive, garner, collect, hoard

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Historical Examples of cumulate

  • Oh, it was in the agreement that the intrest should stay and cumulate, he called it.

    Fighting the Sea

    Edward A. Rand

  • Sir Charles labored only to heap up the evidences of evolution; to cumulate them till the mass became irresistible.

  • When electors are allowed to cumulate on individual candidates, the favourites of sections within the party will be elected.

  • When Ah starts makin' up de berths you kin sweep out de cah an' 'cumulate de sheets an' pillow cases.

    Lady Luck

    Hugh Wiley


British Dictionary definitions for cumulate

cumulate

verb (ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt)
  1. to accumulate
  2. (tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one
adjective (ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. heaped up
Derived Formscumulately, adverbcumulation, noun

Word Origin for cumulate

C16: from Latin cumulāre from cumulus heap
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Word Origin and History for cumulate
v.

1530s, from Latin cumulatus "heaped, increased, augmented," past participle of cumulare "to heap," from cumulus "mound, heap" (see cumulus). Related: Cumulated; cumulating.

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