Meaning of “accumulate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk us /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/debts
accumulation uk us /əˌkjuːmjəˈleɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “accumulate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)