[verb kyoo-myuh-leyt; adjective kyoo-myuh-lit, -leyt]See more synonyms for cumulate on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), cu·mu·lat·ed, cu·mu·lat·ing.
- to heap up; amass; accumulate.
Origin of cumulate
1525–35;Related formscu·mu·late·ly, adverbde·cu·mu·late, verb (used with object), de·cu·mu·lat·ed, de·cu·mu·lat·ing.
< Latin cumulātus
(past participle of cumulāre
to heap up, pile up, accumulate), equivalent to cumul(us
) a heap, pile, mass, cumulus
+ -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for cumulating
His huge chest, rising, falling, betrayed the cumulating fires within.
The steady, cumulating influences of the whole atmosphere of civic life must lead to a slow but persistent change.
British Dictionary definitions for cumulating
- to accumulate
- (tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one
adjective (ˈkjuːmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)Derived Formscumulately, adverbcumulation, noun
- 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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