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verb [transitive] [often passive] formal subsume pronunciation in British English /səbˈsjuːm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubsume
he/she/itsubsumes
present participlesubsuming
past tensesubsumed
past participlesubsumed
  1. to include something in a larger group and cause it to lose its own individual character
    The new treaty subsumes all past agreements.
    be subsumed by/under/within/into something: Art courses have been subsumed under the Humanities Department.

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