supersaturate

supersaturate

[soo-per-sach-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), supersaturated, supersaturating.
to increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation; saturate abnormally.

Origin:
1750–60; super- + saturate

supersaturation, noun
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supersaturate su·per·sat·u·rate (sōō'pər-sāch'ə-rāt')
v. su·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing, su·per·sat·u·rates
To cause a chemical solution to be more highly concentrated than is normally possible under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.


su'per·sat'u·ra'tion n.
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