to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up:
to acc-mulate wealth.
to gather into a heap, m-ss, cover, etc.; form a steadily increasing quant-ty:
snow acc-mulated in the driveway. his debts kept on acc-mulating.
contemporary examples

if we have another, the debt we’re acc-mulating now will leave us in a worse position to pay for it.
all we need is growth megan mcardle january 27, 2013

but in the south, the utter lack of status had prevented black southerners from acc-mulating wealth in the first place.
david’s bookclub: the warmth of other suns david frum may 19, 2013

we have been acc-mulating problems: we are battling the elements and disease.
bad news for the bubbly: champagne suffers worst season in decades the telegraph august 16, 2012

the scientific evidence on which he would base the decision was acc-mulating.
george washington, the first vaxxer tom shachtman october 4, 2014

idiocies multiply in direct proportion to the acc-mulating legal rigidities.
red tape is strangling good samaritans philip k. howard december 26, 2014

historical examples

the flood of invective which had been acc-mulating in mr. peck’s system all the afternoon now broke its bounds.
the go-getter peter b. kyne

i watch them acc-mulating just as i watch the waves of the sea.
my double life sarah bernhardt

he has half come to believe in the secret h–rd his wife says old jim is acc-mulating.
an isle in the water katharine tynan

she fancied every man a seducer, and every hour an hour of acc-mulating peril!
beaux and belles of england mary robinson

columbus says he is building stone bulwarks for defense, and when this is done he shall provide for acc-mulating gold.
christopher columbus and how he received and imparted the spirit of discovery justin winsor

to gather or become gathered together in an increasing quant-ty; am-ss; collect

1520s, from latin acc-mulatus, past participle of acc-mulare “to heap up” (see acc-mulation). related: acc-mulated; acc-mulating.

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