supersaturate


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supersaturate

 [soo″per-sach´u-rāt]
to add more of an ingredient than can be held in solution permanently.

su·per·sat·u·rate

(sū'pĕr-sach'ŭ-rāt),
To make a solution hold more of a salt or other substance in solution than it will dissolve when in equilibrium with that salt in the solid phase; such solutions are usually unstable with respect to precipitating the excess salt or substance and becoming saturated.

supersaturate

/su·per·sat·u·rate/ (-sach´er-āt) to add more of an ingredient than can be held in solution permanently.

supersaturate

[-sach′ərāt]
Etymology: L, super, above, saturare, to fill
a solution that contains solute at a concentration greater than the solubility at a given temperature. Also called metastable solution.

su·per·sat·u·rate

(sū'pĕr-sach'ŭr-āt)
To make a solution hold more of a salt or other substance in solution than it will dissolve when in equilibrium with that salt in the solid phase; such solutions are usually unstable with respect to precipitating the excess salt or substance and to becoming saturated.

supersaturate

to add more of an ingredient than can be held in solution permanently.