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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.

cumulative

/cu·mu·la·tive/ (ku´mu-lah-tiv) increasing by successive additions, the total being greater than the expected sum of its parts.

cumulative

[kyo̅o̅′myəlā′tiv]
Etymology: L, cumulare, to pile on
increasing by incremental steps with an eventual total that may exceed the expected result.

cu·mu·la·tive

(kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv)
Tending to accumulate or pile up, as with certain drugs that may have a cumulative effect.

cumulative,

adj increasing in effect.
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