cumulate [kyo͞o′myə lāt΄; ] for adj. [, kyo͞o′myəlit, kyo͞o′myəlāt΄]
vt., vi.
cumulated, cumulating [< L cumulatus, pp. of cumulare, to heap up, amass < cumulus: see CUMULUS]
to gather into a heap; accumulate
gathered into a heap

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