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verb accumulate pronunciation in British English /əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaccumulate
he/she/itaccumulates
present participleaccumulating
past tenseaccumulated
past participleaccumulated
  1. [transitive] to get more and more of something over a period of time
    Over the years, I had accumulated hundreds of books.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to increase in quantity over a period of time
      Medical evidence for the benefits of the procedure has been accumulating.

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