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supervene

[soo-per-veen] /ˌsu pərˈvin/
verb (used without object), supervened, supervening.
1.
to take place or occur as something additional or extraneous (sometimes followed by on or upon).
2.
to ensue.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin supervenīre, equivalent to super- super- + venīre to come
Related forms
supervenience
[soo-per-veen-yuh ns] /ˌsu pərˈvin yəns/ (Show IPA),
supervention
[soo-per-ven-shuh n] /ˌsu pərˈvɛn ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
supervenient
[soo-per-veen-yuh nt] /ˌsu pərˈvin yənt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for supervene
  • The multidisciplinary team should be involved so that a clear plan of care is in place should preterm labour supervene.
  • During the first four days after the accident acute apprehension was felt by the physicians that tetanus might supervene.
British Dictionary definitions for supervene

supervene

/ˌsuːpəˈviːn/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to follow closely; ensue
2.
to occur as an unexpected or extraneous development
Derived Forms
supervenience, supervention (ˌsuːpəˈvɛnʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin supervenīre to come upon, from super- + venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for supervene
supervene
1594 (implied in supervenient), from L. supervenire "come on top of," from super "over, upon" (see super-) + venire "come."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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