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supersaturate

 [soo″per-sach´u-rāt]
to add more of an ingredient than can be held in solution permanently.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The diffusion equation (2.1) represents the diffusion of supersaturated dissolved gas in tissue fluid into a growing gas bubble, under assumption of quasistatic approximation for dissolved gas tension.
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From how Dickens creates sympathy for Pip in Great Expectations ("He gives him a girl's name.") to the definition of a 'supersaturated solution' as 'water with extra water in it', this provides a hysterically funny collection that any who have taught school or attended school will find a winner.