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Adjective: overlying  ,ow-vu(r)'lI-ing
  1. Placed on or over something else
    "an overlying image";
    - superimposed
Verb: overlie (overlay,overlain,overlying)  ,ow-vu(r)'lI
  1. Lie upon; lie on top of
    "the granite overlies the older rocks"
  2. Kill by lying on
    "The sow overlay her piglets";
    - overlay

See also: superjacent

Type of: kill, lie

Encyclopedia: Overlying