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v. cu·mu·lat·ed, cu·mu·lat·ing, cu·mu·lates
1. To gather in a heap; accumulate.
2. To combine into one unit; merge.
To become massed.
Having cumulated or having been cumulated; heaped up or amassed.
1. to accumulate
2. (tr) to combine (two or more sequences) into one
[C16: from Latin cumulāre from cumulus heap]
cu•mu•late(v. ˈkyu myəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
1. to heap up; amass; accumulate.adj.
2. heaped up.
[1525–35; < Latin cumulātus, past participle of cumulāre to heap up, accumulate, derivative of cumulus a heap, mass]
Past participle: cumulated
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|Verb||1.||cumulate - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"|
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"