accumulative etymology

English word accumulative comes from English accumulate, English -ive

Detailed word origin of accumulative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
accumulate English (eng) (intransitive) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.. (transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together (either literal or figurative) (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
accumulative English (eng) Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass. Having a propensity to amass; acquisitive.

Words with the same origin as accumulative

Descendants of accumulate
accumulable accumulation accumulativeness accumulator bioaccumulation bioaccumulative decumulate
Descendants of -ive
administrative adoptive aggressive aggressively appreciative argumentative assertive competitive decorative elective explosive instinctive instinctively instructive investigative legislative manipulative obsessive oppressive preemptive protective reactive reflective secretive subjective