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undersaturated

[ uhn-der-sach-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd /

adjective Chemistry.

unsaturated(def 2).

Nearby words

underreact, underreport, underrepresent, underripe, underrun, undersaturated, underscore, undersea, underseal, underseas, undersecretariat

Origin of undersaturated

First recorded in 1820–30; under- + saturated
Related formsun·der·sat·u·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for undersaturated

undersaturated

/ (ˌʌndəˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd) /

adjective

(of an igneous rock) having a low silica content
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