adverb see superincumbent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • superincumbently — adverb see superincumbent * * * superincumˈbently adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑superincumbent …   Useful english dictionary

  • superincumbent — adjective Etymology: Latin superincumbent , superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere to lie on top of, from super + incumbere to lie down on more at incumbent Date: 1664 lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superincumbent — superincumbence, superincumbency, n. superincumbently, adv. /sooh peuhr in kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying or resting on something else. 2. situated above; overhanging. 3. exerted from above, as pressure. [1655 65; < L superincumbent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • superincumbent — [so͞o΄pərin kum′bənt] adj. [L superincumbens, prp. of superincumbere: see SUPER & INCUMBENT] 1. a) lying or resting on something else b) brought to bear from above: said of pressure 2. arching over or overhanging superincumbence n …   English World dictionary

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