Definition of supernate in English:

supernate

adjective

Biology
  • Supernatant.

noun

Biology
  • Supernatant.

verb

Chemistry Biology
rare
  • with object And without object. Of a liquid: to lie above and in contact with (a solid residue, other liquid, etc.).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chicago Clinic. Alteration of supernatant, after words in -ate. As noun perhaps formed independently, after words in -ate<br>late 17th century; earliest use found in William Salmon (1644–1713), medical empiric and author. From classical Latin supernatāre to swim over or above, to lie on the surface of a liquid, to float on top, (of liquids) to flow freely on top.

Pronunciation

supernate

/ˈsjuːpəneɪt//ˈsuːpəneɪt/