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exsolve

[eks-solv] /ɛksˈsɒlv/
verb (used without object), exsolved, exsolving.
1.
Mineralogy. (of two minerals in solid solution) to separate from one another at a critical point in temperature.
Origin
< Latin exsolvere. See ex-1, solve
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  • As magma ascends, water and gases contained in magma exsolve and enter the deep hydrothermal system as pressure is released.

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