1859, in the meaning defined above
Latin supernatant-, supernatans, present participle of supernatare to float, from super- + natare to swim — more at natant
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“Supernatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernatant. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.
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