su·​per·​sat·​u·​rate ˌsü-pər-ˈsa-chə-ˌrāt How to pronounce supersaturate (audio)
supersaturated; supersaturating; supersaturates

transitive verb

: to add to (a solution) beyond saturation

Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supersaturate was in 1747

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Cite this Entry

“Supersaturate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
su·​per·​sat·​u·​rate ˌsü-pər-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce supersaturate (audio)
supersaturated; supersaturating
: to add to beyond saturation
supersaturation noun
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