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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUPERINCUM'BENT, a. [super and incumbent.] Lying or resting on something else.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: lying or resting on and exerting pressure on something else; "superincumbent layers of dead plants cut off the air and arrested decomposition"

Merriam Webster's

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 superincumbently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. lying on something else.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Superincumbent Su`per*in*cum"bent, a. [L. superincumbens, p. pr. of superincumbere. See Super-, and Incumbent.] Lying or resting on something else.

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beetle, beetle-browed, beetling, bridging, burdensome, cumbersome, cumbrous, demanding, exacting, exigent, greater, grievous, higher, imbricate, impendent, impending, incumbent, jutting, lapping, lowering, lumpish, massive, onerous, oppressive, over, overarched, overhanging, overhung, overlapping, overlying, pending, projecting, shingled, spanning, taxing, tough, unwieldy, weighty



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