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ac·cu·mu·late / əˈkyoōmyəˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of: accumulating evidence. ∎  gradually gather or acquire (a resulting whole): accumulate a fortune. ∎  [intr.] gather or build up: the toxins accumulate in the brain.

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accumulate

accumulate XVI. f. pp. stem of L. accumulāre, f. AC- + CUMULUS; see -ATE3.
So accumulation XV. Cf. (O)F. accumuler, -ation.

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accumulate

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