adjective. being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium.
- saturated (English)
- super- (English)
Example sentences of the word supersaturated
1. Verb, past participle
When your materials no longer disappear and settle on the bottom of your jar, the water is supersaturated and ready to go.
First make a supersaturated solution of sugar water, adding sugar to boiling water a little at a time until the sugar no longer dissolves.
3. Verb, past tense
In general, rapid cooling produces supersaturated solutions, whereas slow cooling favors crystallization.