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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Take place as an additional or unexpected development.

Usage examples (37)
  • The system is said to "supervene" (I'm not making this up) on its components causing the whole to be greater than the sum of the parts.
  • Nor does old age supervene in the unicellular organisms.
  • Stupor and unconsciousness may supervene in severe cases.
  • Hiccup and redness of the eyes, when they supervene on vomiting, are bad. for more
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