from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To introduce as an addition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To replace (someone) with someone else; to bring into another's position; especially, to take (a second wife) quickly after the death of a first, or while she is still alive.
- v. To bring in as an addition.
- v. To cause (especially further disease) in addition (to an existing medical condition).
- v. To place over (something or someone); to cover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring in, or upon, as an addition to something.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring in or upon as an addition to something; develop or bring into existence in addition to something else.
There cannot, in nature, in theory, nor even in common sense, be a doubt of their equal right: but disquisitions on this point will remain rather curious than important, till the speculatist can superinduce to the abstract truth of the position some proof of its practicability.
It is much less hazardous when the swelling and redness are determined outwardly; but if determined to the lungs, they superinduce delirium, and frequently some of these cases terminate in empyema.
For instance, if a man wishes to superinduce upon silver that yellow color of gold or an increase of weight (observing the laws of matter), or transparency on an opaque stone, or tenacity on glass, or vegetation on some substance that is not vegetable — we must consider, I say, what kind of rule or guidance he would most desire.
If a man be acquainted with the cause of any nature (as whiteness or heat) in certain subjects only, his knowledge is imperfect; and if he be able to superinduce an effect on certain substances only (of those susceptible of such effect), his power is in like manner imperfect.
We must therefore consider, if a man wanted to generate and superinduce any nature upon a given body, what kind of rule or direction or guidance he would most wish for, and express the same in the simplest and least abstruse language.
On a given body, to generate and superinduce a new nature or new natures is the work and aim of human power.
And therefore when I say (for instance) in the investigation of the form of heat, "reject rarity," or "rarity does not belong to the form of heat," it is the same as if I said, "It is possible to superinduce heat on a dense body"; or, "It is possible to take away or keep out heat from a rare body."
The seed-stones, however, contained in the dark pulpy berry, are poisonous to man, and superinduce apoplectic symptoms.
The other epic poets have used the same practice, but generally carried it so far as to superinduce a multiplicity of fables, destroy the unity of action, and lose their readers in an unreasonable length of time.
They inquire jointly, Doth Jesus superinduce a baptism upon the baptism of John? and John his upon the baptisms or washing of the Jews?