- to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up: to accumulate wealth.
- to gather into a heap, mass, cover, etc.; form a steadily increasing quantity: Snow accumulated in the driveway. His debts kept on accumulating.
Origin of accumulate
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Historical Examples of reaccumulate
But the pus was pretty certain to reaccumulate in course of time, and it became necessary again and again to repeat the process.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
- to gather or become gathered together in an increasing quantity; amass; collect
Word Origin for accumulate
C16: from Latin accumulātus, past participle of accumulāre to heap up, from cumulus a heap
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