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Adjective: supernatant  ,soo-pu(r)'ney-t(u)nt
  1. (chemistry) of a liquid; floating on the surface above a sediment or precipitate
    "the supernatant fat was skimmed off"
Noun: supernatant  ,soo-pu(r)'ney-t(u)nt
  1. The clear liquid that lies above a sediment or precipitate

Derived forms: supernatants

See also: supported

Type of: liquid

Encyclopedia: Supernatant