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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The state of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given conditions of temperature and pressure.

Usage examples (31)
  • Carbon dioxide supersaturation in the surface waters of lakes.
  • Mean dissolved oxygen readings 100% saturation (supersaturation) were frequently observed.
  • Dilution of seawater showed that carbonate supersaturation values were considerably lower than the theoretical values.
  • Even though the waters are likely to remain supersaturated, the degree of supersaturation affects the rate of coral calcification. for more
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