[verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt]
- to heap up; amass; accumulate.
- heaped up.
Origin of cumulate
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Examples from the Web for 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.The Education of Henry Adams
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
When Ah starts makin' up de berths you kin sweep out de cah an' 'cumulate de sheets an' pillow cases.Lady Luck
- to accumulate
- (tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one
- heaped up
C16: from Latin cumulāre from cumulus heap
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Word Origin and History for cumulate
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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