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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.
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In actual cooling water systems, the ionic movement and transport phenomena becomes more complicated because of ion-clustering due to the supersaturated levels of calcium, bicarbonate and carbonate ions.
In highly viscous melts, the decompression rate may be too slow for bubble growth to maintain melt-bubble equilibrium, causing the melt to become extremely supersaturated in the volatile phase (Gardener et al.
In the course of UA crystallization from a supersaturated solution, admixtures of other compounds are incorporated into the expanding crystal lattice.
The mechanisms of calcium biomineralization probably involve one of three known mechanisms of tissue calcification: (4) physiological (like bone), pathological (ischaemia-related), and "metastatic" (mineralization in a supersaturated microenvironment), which may appear in soft tissues as placenta.
In places, especially where cool, nutrient-rich waters rise from the deep, the water is supersaturated with the dissolved nitrates, the scientists found.
This crystal-induced arthropathy is characterized by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and tissues from supersaturated extracellular fluids.
When falling water becomes supersaturated with air, an excess of dissolved nitrogen gas is absorbed into a smolt's bloodstream, where it forms bubbles that block circulation and kill the fish.
Dissolved oxygen reached supersaturated conditions ([is greater than] 10mg/L) during daylight hours and low levels ([is less than] 5mg/L) at night.
A fantastic, supersaturated, no-holds-barred Petite Syrah with massive fruit.
The area was subjected to intense and frequent storms that resulted in extreme runoff conditions and supersaturated ground.
Based upon a Russian technique pioneered by Natalia Zaitseva, who now works at Livermore, the laboratory's improved rapid-growth process begins with a synthetic, thumbnail-sized seed crystal placed inside a six-foot-high tank filled with nearly a metric ton of supersaturated KDP solution at 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
And when the soil becomes supersaturated, even light showers can lead to severe flooding.