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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Accumulate


ACCU'MULATE, verb transitive [Latin accumulo, ad and cumulo, to heap; cumulus a heap.]

1. To heap up; to pile; to amass; as, to accumulate earth or stones.

2. To collect or bring together; as to accumulate causes of misery; to accumulate wealth.

ACCU'MULATE, verb intransitive To grow to a great size, number or quantity; to increase greatly; as public evils accumulate

ACCU'MULATE, adjective Collected into a mass, or quantity.