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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the clear liquid that lies above a sediment or precipitate;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of a liquid; floating on the surface above a sediment or precipitate;
- Example: "the supernatant fat was skimmed off"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supernatant \Su`per*na"tant\, a. [L. supernatanus, p. pr. of supernatare to swim above; super above + natare to swim.] Swimming above; floating on the surface; as, oil supernatant on water. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

supernatant adj 1: of a liquid; floating on the surface above a sediment or precipitate; "the supernatant fat was skimmed off" n 1: the clear liquid that lies above a sediment or precipitate