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undersaturated

Line breaks: under|satur¦ated
Pronunciation: /ˌʌndəˈsatjʊərɛɪtɪd
 
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Definition of undersaturated in English:

adjective

technical
Falling short of being saturated with a particular constituent: corrosion takes place adjacent to pore spaces as the result of flushing by undersaturated pore fluids
More example sentences
  • To determine whether the water is supersaturated, saturated, or undersaturated with respect to the minerals present, a complete water analysis must be done, and the temperature and pressure of the environment must be known.
  • On average, the water column of Lake Superior is undersaturated with respect to dissolved oxygen and supersaturated with respect to carbon dioxide during the summer-stratified period.
  • Transfer of oxygen from the atmosphere into natural waters will occur when the water is undersaturated with oxygen.

Derivatives

undersaturation

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noun
Example sentences
  • Contrary to studies elsewhere, however, we found that the degree of oxygen undersaturation increased with lake trophic status, expressed either as total phosphorus or nitrogen concentrations.

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