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1. overlying

adjective. ['ˌoʊvɝˈlaɪɪŋ'] placed on or over something else.

Synonyms

  • superimposed

Antonyms

  • unstratified
  • underlying

Etymology

  • lying (English)
  • -ing (English)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Overlying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • underlying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • implying
  • decrying
  • undying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • crying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing

Example sentences of the word overlying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Blood sometimes leaks from these vessels, which degrades and discolors the overlying skin much like a bruise does.

Quotes containing the word overlying


1. Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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