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supersaturation

Definition

A condition in which a medium, such as a solvent, contains concentrations of a substance higher than it normally holds at a given temperature and pressure. Nitrogen supersaturation in water can lead to gas bubble formation in the blood of fish or invertebrates, often causing death. Supersaturation may be caused by pumping water and air bubbles together under pressure or by raising water temperature.

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