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overlying

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in overlaying, overspreading

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overlying

verb
present participle of overlie

Synonyms of overlying (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to lie over parts of one another
  • the puzzle pieces overlay one another in complete disarray on the floor

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2 to form a layer over
  • there will be freezing rain tonight, so we can expect to find a thick layer of ice overlying the car windshield in the morning

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“Overlying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overlying. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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