[ verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt ]
See synonyms for: cumulatecumulated on

verb (used with object),cu·mu·lat·ed, cu·mu·lat·ing.
  1. to heap up; amass; accumulate.

  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

Other words from cumulate

  • cu·mu·late·ly, adverb
  • de·cu·mu·late, verb (used with object), de·cu·mu·lat·ed, de·cu·mu·lat·ing.

Words Nearby cumulate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cumulate in a sentence

  • Quod ipsum in ducendis lineis Directorii fecimus et peritis cumulate satisfactum confidimus.

    Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II | Edward Luther Stevenson
  • 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.

  • And the "Christian" Government, this "Christian" society wonders that rudeness, immorality and crime cumulate.

    Woman under socialism | August Bebel
  • When electors are allowed to cumulate on individual candidates, the favourites of sections within the party will be elected.

    Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government | T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth

British Dictionary definitions for cumulate


  1. to accumulate

  2. (tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one

adjective(ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. heaped up

Origin of cumulate

C16: from Latin cumulāre from cumulus heap

Derived forms of cumulate

  • cumulately, adverb
  • cumulation, noun

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