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Definition of overlay:

  1. A covering.
  2. A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
  3. of Overlie
  4. To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon.
  5. To put an overlay on.
  6. To smother with a close covering, or by lying upon.


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