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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.

Nearby words

superrace, superrational, superrealism, superregeneration, supersalesman, supersaturate, supersaturated, supersaur, supersaver, superscribe, superscript

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

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

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure

Medicine 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.
Related formssu′per•sat′u•ration n.
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