- floating above or on the surface.
Origin of supernatant
Related Words for supernatantresilient, bouncy, afloat, airy, floating, weightless, floatable, supernatant, unsinkable
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The supernatant liquor is the mordant; it has a density of 11° or 111⁄2° Baumé.
The supernatant part is then to be poured off into a similar vessel.
A little of the supernatant ether is now removed to a small glass capsule or watch-glass, and allowed to evaporate spontaneously.
It should then be separated by means of a glass funnel from the supernatant liquid, and again washed; this time with simple water.
The mass is then boiled, when the supernatant oil is removed by skimming.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- floating on the surface or over something
- chem (of a liquid) lying above a sediment or settled precipitate