accumulative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

accumulate +‎ -ive

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkjum.jə.ˌleɪ.tɪv/, /ə.ˈkjum.jə.ˌlə.tɪv/

Adjective[edit]

accumulative (comparative more accumulative, superlative most accumulative)

  1. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
    • 1959, Mervyn Peake, Titus Alone, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Chapter 88,
      At the back of it all was a nebulous, accumulative foreboding; a gathering together in the cumulus sky; a mounting excitement in the heart of secrecy []
  2. Having a propensity to amass; acquisitive.

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