to make more highly concentrated than in normal saturation at a given temperature
Origin of supersaturatesuper- + saturate, after French sursaturer
transitive verbsu·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing, su·per·sat·u·rates
- To cause (a chemical solution) to contain more dissolved solute than is normally possible under given conditions of temperature and pressure.
- To cause (a vapor) to exceed the normal saturation vapor pressure at a given temperature.
(third-person singular simple present supersaturates, present participle supersaturating, simple past and past participle supersaturated)