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cumulative

(Increasing), adjective accruing, added together, additional, additive, additory, becoming greater, becoming larger, broadening, continually increasing, enlarging, flourishing, growing, growing by successive additions, incremental, lengthening, multiplying, on the increase, pillng up, strengthening, successively gaining in force, successively waxing in force, swelling, thriving, widening
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cumulative

(Intensifying), adjective accelerating, aggravative, amplifying, augmentative, becoming more innense, boosting, concentrating, deepening, enhancing, exaggerating, extending, heightening, intensive, magnifying, maximizing, multiplying, quickening, strengthening

CUMULATIVE. Forming a heap; additional; as, cumulative evidence, or that which goes to prove the same point which has been established by other evidence. Cumulative legacy, or accumulative legacy, is a second bequest, given by the same testator to the same legatee. 2 Rop. Log. 19,. See 1 Saund. 134, n. 4; Remedy.

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Sacred cities, to which a periodical religious pilgrimage was enjoined, or stringent laws and customs, tending to invigorate the national bond, were the check on the old rovers; and the cumulative values of long residence are the restraints on the itineracy of the present day.
Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?
Their cumulative effect is certainly considerable, and yet each of them is quite possible in itself.