adjective Date: circa 1828 less than normally or adequately saturated

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  • Undersaturated — Un der*sat u*ra ted, a. Not fully saturated; imperfectly saturated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undersaturated — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: under (I) + saturated : unsaturated undersaturated rocks …   Useful english dictionary

  • undersaturated — undersaturation, n. /un deuhr sach euh ray tid/, adj. Chem. unsaturated (def. 2). [1820 30; UNDER + SATURATED] * * * …   Universalium

  • undersaturated — adjective a) Insufficiently saturated b) (of igneous rock) Having minerals without free silica …   Wiktionary

  • undersaturated — adjective technical falling short of being saturated with a particular constituent. Derivatives undersaturation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • undersaturated — un•der•sat•u•rat•ed [[t]ˌʌn dərˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. chem. unsaturated 2) • Etymology: 1820–30 un der•sat u•ra′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • igneous rock — Any of various crystalline or glassy, noncrystalline rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten earth material (magma). Igneous rocks comprise one of the three principal classes of rocks, the others being metamorphic and sedimentary …   Universalium

  • Nepheline syenite — of the Intrusive Complex of Tanguá, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Motoki et al., 2011a) Nephelene syenite is a holocrystalline plutonic rock that consists largely of nepheline and alkali feldspar. The rocks are mostly pale colored, grey or… …   Wikipedia

  • Carbonatite — Carbonatites (pronEng|kɑrˈbɒnətaɪt) are intrusive or extrusive igneous rocks defined by mineralogy that comprises more than 50 volume % carbonate minerals. Carbonatites may be confused with marble, and may require geochemical… …   Wikipedia

  • Igneous rock — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shield …   Wikipedia

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