cumulate

[verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt]

verb (used with object), cu·mu·lat·ed, cu·mu·lat·ing.

to heap up; amass; accumulate.

adjective

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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  • And it initiated a neverending flurry of small-bore initiatives that cumulated in quite a lot of progress in the 1990s.

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British Dictionary definitions for cumulated

cumulate

verb (ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt)

to accumulate
(tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one

adjective (ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

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 cumulated

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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