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supersaturate

[soo-per-sach-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), su·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing.
  1. 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
Related formssu·per·sat·u·ra·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for supersaturate

Historical Examples of supersaturate

  • We may supersaturate slightly the two bases with sulphuric acid.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure


supersaturate in Medicine

supersaturate

(sōō′pər-săchə-rāt′)
v.
  1. To cause a chemical solution to be more highly concentrated than is normally possible under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.
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Related formssu′per•sat′u•ration n.
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