supercritical

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super- +‎ critical

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supercritical (comparative more supercritical, superlative most supercritical)

  1. (physics, of a gas) Above its critical temperature and critical pressure.
  2. (physics) Having a mass sufficient to sustain a chain reaction.
  3. (aerodynamics) Above the speed of sound.
  4. Above some other critical value or range.

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