Definition of supervene
: to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unforseen development
superventionplay \-ˈven(t)-shən\ noun
Examples of supervene in a Sentence
They had a quiet, happy life until the war supervened.
it was not the slow-spreading cancer that caused his death but a supervening heart attack
Synonym Discussion of supervene
SUPERVENE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supervene for English Language Learners
: to happen unexpectedly in a way that interrupts, stops, or greatly changes an existing situation
Medical Definition of supervene
: to follow or result as an additional, adventitious, or unlooked-for development (as in the course of a disease) the majority of patients die once this complication supervenes—Scientific American Medicine
Legal Definition of supervene
: to take place after or later in the course of something else as an additional and usually unforeseeable development with intervening or countering effect
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