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ac·cu·mu·late

 (ə-kyo͞om′yə-lāt′)
v. ac·cu·mu·lat·ed, ac·cu·mu·lat·ing, ac·cu·mu·lates
v.tr.
1. To gather or cause to increase; amass: We accumulated enough wood for a fire. Nearly all bank accounts accumulate interest.
2. To be the site for (a gradually increasing mass), especially as a result of disuse or neglect: Those old books are accumulating dust.
v.intr.
To mount or pile up; increase: Snow is accumulating on the roads. See Synonyms at gather.

[Latin accumulāre, accumulāt- : ad-, ad- + cumulāre, to pile up (from cumulus, heap; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).]

ac·cu′mu·la·ble (-lə-bəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accumulated - periodically accumulated over timeaccumulated - periodically accumulated over time; "accrued interest"; "accrued leave"
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree
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With a kind of wriggle, like a fish returned to the brook by the fisherman, Biddlebaum the silent began to talk, striving to put into words the ideas that had been accumulated by his mind during long years of silence.
It seemed as though, by some nameless, interior volition, he would fain have shocked into them the same fiery emotion accumulated within the Leyden jar of his own magnetic life.
And when that functionary appeared before him, he bade him without delay set about making a new leg, and directed the mates to see him supplied with all the studs and joists of jaw-ivory (Sperm Whale) which had thus far been accumulated on the voyage, in order that a careful selection of the stoutest, clearest-grained stuff might be secured.
It was late at night, and Tom lay groaning and bleeding alone, in an old forsaken room of the gin-house, among pieces of broken machinery, piles of damaged cotton, and other rubbish which had there accumulated.
The poet today, notwithstanding all the discoveries of science, and the accumulated learning of mankind, enjoys no advantage over Homer.
In some places there was little to hold; the general slope of the mountain was LESS than forty degrees, and snow had accumulated in, and had filled up, the interstices of the rock-face, leaving only occasional fragments projecting here and there.
Lecount might along the course which she had hitherto followed, she failed to see her way through the accumulated obstacles which now barred her advance.
Unbelieving Philosophers who were remodelling the world with words, and making card-towers of Babel to scale the skies with, talked with Unbelieving Chemists who had an eye on the transmutation of metals, at this wonderful gathering accumulated by Monseigneur.
In another, the ground was cumbered with rusty iron monsters of steam-boilers, wheels, cranks, pipes, furnaces, paddles, anchors, diving-bells, windmill-sails, and I know not what strange objects, accumulated by some speculator, and grovelling in the dust, underneath which - having sunk into the soil of their own weight in wet weather - they had the appearance of vainly trying to hide themselves.
Upon my unfortunate townsman all these incidents accumulated with playful effect.
It was first communicated to the public in that curious record of ancient literature, which has been accumulated by the combined exertions of Sir Egerton Brydges.
To ascertain the precise point of division between the genuine institutions of Christianity and the corruptions accumulated upon them in the progress of fifteen centuries, was found a task of extreme difficulty throughout the Christian world.