amassable, adj.amasser, n.amassment, n.
/euh mas"/, v.t.
1. to gather for oneself; collect as one's own: to amass a huge amount of money.
2. to collect into a mass or pile; gather: He amassed his papers for his memoirs.
3. to come together; assemble: crowds amassing for the parade.
[1475-85; < F amasser, equiv. to a- A-5 + masse MASS + -er inf. suffix]
Syn. 1. accumulate. 2. assemble, aggregate.

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