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accumulative

[uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to accumulate or arising from accumulation; cumulative.
2.
tending to accumulate wealth; acquisitive.
Origin of accumulative
1645-1655
1645-55; accumulate + -ive
Related forms
accumulatively, adverb
accumulativeness, noun
nonaccumulative, adjective
nonaccumulatively, adverb
nonaccumulativeness, noun
unaccumulative, adjective
unaccumulatively, adverb
unaccumulativeness, noun
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  • It rolls up continually, accumulatively; and another fifty years will show more advance than the past five hundred.

    The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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