- to increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation; saturate abnormally.
Origin of supersaturate
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Examples from the Web for supersaturated
But the white-collar ranks were teeming, overflowing, supersaturated.Gladiator
In the technical language of chemists and physicists it begins to get supersaturated.Falling in Love
Two of these solutions, however, would be metastable and supersaturated with respect to the decahydrate.
To the right of the series of curves the diagram represents unsaturated solutions; to the left, supersaturated.
A solution which is saturated with respect to double salt alone will be supersaturated with respect to potassium chloride.
- (of a solution) containing more solute than a saturated solution and therefore not in equilibrium
- (of a vapour) containing more material than a saturated vapour and therefore not in equilibrium
Word Origin and History for supersaturated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To cause a chemical solution to be more highly concentrated than is normally possible under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.