Definition of Superincumbent

1. Adjective. Lying or resting on and exerting pressure on something else. "Superincumbent layers of dead plants cut off the air and arrested decomposition"

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Definition of Superincumbent

1. a. Lying or resting on something else.

Definition of Superincumbent

1. Adjective. (context: chiefly science) Lying or resting on something else; overlying. ¹

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Definition of Superincumbent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superincumbent

superhypes
superhyping
superimmense
superimportant
superimposable
superimpose
superimposed
superimposes
superimposing
superimposition
superimpositions
superimpregnation
superimpregnations
superincumbence
superincumbency
superincumbent (current term)
superindex
superindexes
superindices
superindividual
superinduce
superinduced
superinduces
superinducing
superinduction
superinductions
superinfect
superinfected
superinfecting
superinfection

Literary usage of Superincumbent

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1. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"The bodies melting away throw the superincumbent weight upon the articulating processes and the spinous ligaments. By slow degrees the ligaments between the ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"CRETACEOUS GROUP, in Geology, consists of the upper strata of the secondary * series immediately below the tertiary* series and superincumbent on the ..."

3. A Geological and Agricultural Survey of the District Adjoining the Erie by Amos Eaton, Stephen Van Rensselaer (1824)
"... and superincumbent. [Vid. Def. pp. 27, 32, 35, 38.] THE Erie Canal crosses primitive, transition, and secondary rocks. From its commencement at Albany, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... by tho procesa blown as robbing tho pillars, but the coal so obtained is liable to be very much crushed from the pressure of the superincumbent strata. ..."

5. Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America by Charles Darwin, George Brettingham Sowerby, William Lonsdale, Edward Forbes (1897)
"A calcareous sedimentary deposit, with recent shells, altered by the contact of superincumbent lava, ..."

6. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to by William Hemsley Emory (1848)
"... and resting upon the superincumbent strata of the MÍ y substance, are large masses of lighter colored trap; near the ase of the black volcanic masses in ..."

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