Definition of undersaturated in English:

undersaturated

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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Through much of the movie most colors appear to be slightly faded and undersaturated.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

undersaturated

/ˌʌndəˈsatʃʊreɪtɪd/