Meaning of CUMULATIVE in English

CUMULATIVE

cu ‧ mu ‧ la ‧ tive /ˈkjuːmjələtɪv, ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv $ -leɪtɪv/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: cumulatus , past participle of cumulare ; ⇨ ↑ accumulate ]

increasing gradually as more of something is added or happens:

Learning is a cumulative process.

cumulative effect (of something)

Depression is often caused by the cumulative effects of stress and overwork.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.