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Definition of "superincumbent" [su•per•in•cum•bent]

  • Lying or resting on or above something. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "superincumbent" in a sentence
  • ""Leave me, leave me, to repose:" and all go away home; like a party of miners who have given up the attempt to dig out persons buried in superincumbent earth!"
  • "Wheelbase: 114.8 inches 0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds EPA fuel economy: 12/18 mpg, city/highway Cargo capacity: 35.1 cubic feet behind second-row seats If you make a lot of sudden steering moves, the SRT8 will eventually succumb to its own superincumbent mass and the rebounding forces will unstick the tires."
  • "Two and a half hours later,it was reported that the portion of the bridge that had fallen into the river consisted of several of the large superincumbent girders at the central and navigable portion of the river, which is on an average from 40ft. to 45ft. deep."