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English definition of “accumulate”

accumulate

verb [I, T]
 
 
/əˈkjuːmjəleɪt/
to increase in amount over a period of time, or to make something increase over a period of time: The chemicals accumulate in your body. to accumulate wealth/debtsCollecting and amassingIncreasing and intensifying
accumulation
 
 
/əˌkjuːmjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of accumulate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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