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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supersaturated (ˌsuːpəˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of a solution) containing more solute than a saturated solution and therefore not in equilibrium
2.  (of a vapour) containing more material than a saturated vapour and therefore not in equilibrium
 
supersatu'ration
 
n

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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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Example sentences
In such cases, the liver over-produces cholesterol, which is delivered into the bile and causes it to become supersaturated.
So what started out as a saturated solution of borax at room temperature, becomes a supersaturated solution at low temperature.
Previous work in highly supersaturated simulants indicated reaction times would be on the order of days to weeks.
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