Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by or showing the effects of accumulation; cumulative.
  • adj. Tending to accumulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
  • adj. Having a propensity to amass; acquisitive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to or arising from accumulation; cumulative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. increasing by successive addition
  • adj. marked by acquiring or amassing

Etymologies

accumulate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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