Definition of Supersaturated

1. Adjective. Being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium.

Similar to: Concentrated, Saturated



Definition of Supersaturated

1. Adjective. (chemistry physics of a solution) More concentrated than is normally possible. ¹

2. Adjective. (physics of a vapor) Having a vapor pressure higher than is normally possible. ¹

3. Verb. (past of supersaturate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supersaturated

1. supersaturate [v] - See also: supersaturate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supersaturated

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supersaturated (current term)
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Literary usage of Supersaturated

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"corresponding result is obtained with supersaturated solutions. To 50 cubic centimetres of a supersaturated solution of sulphate of soda were added ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1883)
"On the Action of the Component Salts as Nuclei on supersaturated Solutions of certain Compound Salts. By JOHN M. THOMSON, FCS In a ,paper published in the ..."

3. Laboratory Methods of Inorganic Chemistry by Heinrich Biltz, Wilhelm Biltz (1909)
"The solutions, however, can very easily become supersaturated, provided they are protected from dust, etc., which tends to start crystallization. ..."

4. Laboratory Methods of Inorganic Chemistry by Heinrich Biltz, Wilhelm Biltz (1909)
"The solutions, however, can very easily become supersaturated, provided they are protected from dust, etc., which tends to start crystallization. ..."

5. Outlines of General Chemistry by Wilhelm Ostwald (1912)
"But this solution remains supersaturated for the decahydrate, ... Substances differ greatly in the ease with which they form supersaturated solutions; ..."

6. Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science (1868)
"t On that occasion it was noticed by one of the Fellows that some tubes, containing supersaturated solutions, exhibited by Mr. Tomlinson, had a saline crust ..."

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