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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amass \A*mass"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Amassing.] [F. ambusher, LL. amassare; L. ad + massa lump, mass. See Mass.] To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases. [1913 Webster] The life of Homer has been written by amassing all the traditions and hints the writers could meet with. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: To accumulate; heap up; pile. [1913 Webster]