Science, Tech, Math › Science Supersaturated or Supercooling Definition Share Flipboard Email Print If you disturb water that has been supercooled or cooled below its freezing point, it will suddenly crystallize into ice. Vi..Cult..., Creative Commons License Science Chemistry Chemical Laws Basics Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated September 06, 2017 Supersaturated or Supercooling is the condition in which a liquid has been cooled to a temperature below that at which crystallization normally would occur, without the solid resulting. Example of Supercooling or Supersaturated Water may be supercooled or supersaturated several degrees past its freezing point without ice forming, as long as no dust or other crystallization points are available.