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Definition of "cumulate" [cu•mu•late]

  • To gather in a heap; accumulate. (verb-transitive)
  • To combine into one unit; merge. (verb-transitive)
  • To become massed. (verb-intransitive)
  • Having cumulated or having been cumulated; heaped up or amassed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cumulate" in a sentence
  • "Sample 12005 is thought to be a lava lake cumulate from the lunar surface."
  • "The term cumulate means that settling, floating, or accumulation of crystals has occurred."
  • "( "cumulate") or evenly distributed between candidates of different lists, or some of the votes on a single candidate, and others on other candidates ... it's completely up to him."