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supersaturate

[ soo-per-sach-uh-reyt ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsætʃ əˌreɪt /
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verb (used with object), su·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing.

to increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation; saturate abnormally.

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Origin of supersaturate

First recorded in 1750–60; super- + saturate

OTHER WORDS FROM supersaturate

su·per·sat·u·ra·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for supersaturate

supersaturate
[ sōō′pər-săchə-rāt′ ]

v.

To cause a chemical solution to be more highly concentrated than is normally possible under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.

Other words from supersaturate

su′per•sat′u•ration n.
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