superincumbent

adjective
su·​per·​in·​cum·​bent | \ ˌsü-pər-in-ˈkəm-bənt How to pronounce superincumbent (audio) \

Definition of superincumbent

: lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else

Other Words from superincumbent

superincumbently adverb

First Known Use of superincumbent

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superincumbent

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

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“Superincumbent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superincumbent. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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