superincumbent

[ soo-per-in-kuhm-buh nt ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪnˈkʌm bənt /

adjective

lying or resting on something else.
situated above; overhanging.
exerted from above, as pressure.

Nearby words

  1. superhuman,
  2. superhumeral,
  3. superi,
  4. superimpose,
  5. superimposed,
  6. superinduce,
  7. superinfect,
  8. superinfection,
  9. superinflation,
  10. superintend

Origin of superincumbent

1655–65; < Latin superincumbent- (stem of superincumbēns), present participle of superincumbere to lean over; see super-, incumbent

Related formssu·per·in·cum·bence, su·per·in·cum·ben·cy, nounsu·per·in·cum·bent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for superincumbent

superincumbent

/ (ˌsuːpərɪnˈkʌmbənt) /

adjective

lying or being on top of something else
situated or suspended above; overhanging
Derived Formssuperincumbence or superincumbency, nounsuperincumbently, adverb

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