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Accumulative   /əkjˈumjəlˌeɪtɪv/   Listen
Accumulative

adjective
1.
Increasing by successive addition.  Synonym: cumulative.  "The eventual accumulative effect of these substances"
2.
Marked by acquiring or amassing.






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"Accumulative" Quotes from Famous Books



... Nichols. In 1581 it seems every master on quitting the chair was required to give a piece of plate, weighing fourteen ounces at least; and every upper or under warden a piece of plate of at least three ounces. In this accumulative manner the Worshipful Company soon became possessed of a glittering store of "salts," gilt bowls, college pots, snuffers, cups, and flagons. Their greatest trophy seems to have been a large silver-gilt bowl, given in 1626 by a Mr. Hulet (Owlett), weighing sixty ounces, and shaped ...
— Old and New London - Volume I • Walter Thornbury



Words linked to "Accumulative" :   cumulative, additive, accumulate, acquisitive



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