[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 cumulating
- 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 cumulating
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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