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superincumbent

[soo-per-in-kuhm-buh nt] /ˌsu pər ɪnˈkʌm bənt/
adjective
1.
lying or resting on something else.
2.
situated above; overhanging.
3.
exerted from above, as pressure.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin superincumbent- (stem of superincumbēns), present participle of superincumbere to lean over; see super-, incumbent
Related forms
superincumbence, superincumbency, noun
superincumbently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for superincumbent

superincumbent

/ˌsuːpərɪnˈkʌmbənt/
adjective
1.
lying or being on top of something else
2.
situated or suspended above; overhanging
Derived Forms
superincumbence, superincumbency, noun
superincumbently, adverb
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