supersaturate


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su·per·sat·u·rate

 (so͞o′pər-săch′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. su·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing, su·per·sat·u·rates
1. To cause (a chemical solution) to contain more dissolved solute than is normally possible under given conditions of temperature and pressure.
2. To cause (a vapor) to exceed the normal saturation vapor pressure at a given temperature.

su′per·sat′u·ra′tion n.
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supersaturate

(ˌsuːpəˈsætʃʊˌreɪt)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to saturate excessively
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su•per•sat•u•rate

(ˌsu pərˈsætʃ əˌreɪt)

v.t. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to increase the concentration of (a solution) beyond saturation; saturate abnormally.
[1750–60]
su`per•sat`u•ra′tion, n.
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Translations

su·per·sat·u·rate

v. supersaturar, saturar excesivamente, añadir una sustancia en una cantidad mayor de la que puede ser disuelta normalmente por un líquido.
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