[ 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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM supersaturatesu·per·sat·u·ra·tion, noun
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We may supersaturate slightly the two bases with sulphuric acid.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Medical definitions for supersaturate
[ sōō′pər-săch′ə-rāt′ ]
To cause a chemical solution to be more highly concentrated than is normally possible under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.
Other words from supersaturatesu′per•sat′u•ra′tion n.
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