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cu·mu·la·tive

(kyū'myū-lă-tiv),
Tending to accumulate or pile up, as with certain drugs that may have a cumulative effect.
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cu·mu·la·tive

(kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv)
Tending to accumulate or pile up, as with certain drugs that may have a cumulative effect.
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Sacred cities, to which a periodical religious pilgrimage was enjoined, or stringent laws and customs, tending to invigorate the national bond, were the check on the old rovers; and the cumulative values of long residence are the restraints on the itineracy of the present day.
Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?'
"Their cumulative effect is certainly considerable, and yet each of them is quite possible in itself.