su·​per·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce supersaturated (audio) \

Definition of supersaturated

: containing an amount of a substance greater than that required for saturation as a result of having been cooled from a higher temperature to a temperature below that at which saturation occurs a supersaturated solution air supersaturated with water vapor

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Recent Examples on the Web But the punishing need to stay relevant in a supersaturated market is also fueling severe burnout. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 The project aims to raise Urmia’s levels by an additional 3 meters, which planners say would reduce the lake’s salinity from its present supersaturated state—about 350 grams of salt per liter of water—to between 240 and 285 grams per liter. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, 29 Apr. 2021 Using the scientific method, discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and make clever concoctions, mysterious mixtures and supersaturated solutions. Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2021 The sky above appears to flatten on the same plane as the rest of the ceiling, while supersaturated tones of light infuse the room below. Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Apr. 2021 L’Oréal Paris Summer Bell Collection Glowing Lip Gloss, $9.99; Best Eyeliner: Milani Stay Put Eyeliner Thanks to its supersaturated pigments, this kohl liner is transfer-resistant, sweat-proof and waterproof. Kami Phillips,, 20 Nov. 2019 Media attention is also a huge factor in generating contributions, and the supersaturated coverage that greeted Harvey and Irma tapered for Maria. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of supersaturated

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersaturated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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