transitive verb Date: 1788 to add to (a solution) beyond saturation

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  • Supersaturate — Su per*sat u*rate, v. t. To add to beyond saturation; as, to supersaturate a solution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supersaturate — index overload Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supersaturate — [so͞o΄pər sach′ə rāt΄] vt. supersaturated, supersaturating [ SUPER + SATURATE, after Fr sursaturer] to make more highly concentrated than in normal saturation at a given temperature supersaturation n …   English World dictionary

  • supersaturate — supersaturation, n. /sooh peuhr sach euh rayt /, v.t., supersaturated, supersaturating. to increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation; saturate abnormally. [1750 60; SUPER + SATURATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • supersaturate — verb To cause a solution to have more solute dissolved in it than it can stably contain at current conditions. In science class the teacher prepared a supersaturated solution by cooling a saturated solution. He then added a small seed crystal and …   Wiktionary

  • supersaturate — To make a solution hold more of a salt or other substance in solution than it will dissolve when in equilibrium with that salt in the solid phase; such solutions are usually unstable with respect to precipitating the excess salt or …   Medical dictionary

  • supersaturate — Synonyms and related words: allay, choke, cloy, congest, cram, crowd, drench, engorge, fill, fill up, glut, gluttonize, gorge, jade, jam, jam pack, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, overlade, overload, oversaturate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supersaturate — v. add a greater amount of one substance (to another) than is needed to saturate it (Chemistry, Physics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supersaturate — verb Chemistry increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation point. Derivatives supersaturation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • supersaturate — su·per·saturate …   English syllables

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