supersaturated

adjective
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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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, "Why Puerto Rico donations lag behind fundraising for Harvey, Irma victims," 4 Oct. 2017

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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