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cumulate

[ verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb ˈkyu myəˌleɪt; adjective ˈkyu myə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), cu·mu·lat·ed, cu·mu·lat·ing.
to heap up; amass; accumulate.
adjective
heaped up.
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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, adverbde·cu·mu·late, verb (used with object), de·cu·mu·lat·ed, de·cu·mu·lat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for cumulate

cumulate

verb (ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt)
to accumulate
(tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one
adjective (ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
heaped up

Derived forms of cumulate

cumulately, adverbcumulation, noun

Word Origin for cumulate

C16: from Latin cumulāre from cumulus heap
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