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superincumbent

adjective su·per·in·cum·bent \-in-ˈkəm-bənt\

Definition of SUPERINCUMBENT

:  lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else
su·per·in·cum·bent·ly adverb

Origin of SUPERINCUMBENT

Latin superincumbent-, superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere to lie on top of, from super- + incumbere to lie down on — more at incumbent
First Known Use: 1664

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