supersaturated

adjective su·per·sat·u·rat·ed \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd \

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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1788

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