[verb sach-uh-reyt; adjective, noun sach-er-it, -uh-reyt] /verb ˈsætʃ əˌreɪt; adjective, noun ˈsætʃ ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), saturated, saturating.
to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance, through solution, chemical combination, or the like.
to charge to the utmost, as with magnetism.
to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely:
to saturate a sponge with water; a town saturated with charm.
to destroy (a target) completely with bombs and missiles.
to send so many planes over (a target area) that the defensive electronic tracking equipment becomes ineffective.
to furnish (a market) with goods to its full purchasing capacity.
verb (used without object), saturated, saturating.
to become saturated.
a or fatty acid.
(of igneous rocks) containing excess silica
to fill, soak, or imbue totally
to make (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc) saturated or (of a compound, vapour, etc) to become saturated
(transitive) (military) to bomb or shell heavily
adjective (ˈsætʃərɪt; -ˌreɪt)
a less common word for saturated
1530s, “to satisfy, satiate,” from Latin saturatus, past participle of saturare “to fill full, sate, drench,” from satur “sated, full,” from PIE root *sa- “to satisfy” (see sad). Meaning “soak thoroughly” first recorded 1756. Marketing sense first recorded 1958. Related: Saturated; saturating.
saturate sat·u·rate (sāch’ə-rāt’)
v. sat·u·rat·ed, sat·u·rat·ing, sat·u·rates
sat’u·ra·ble (sāch’ər-ə-bəl) adj.
[verb sach-uh-reyt; adjective, noun sach-er-it, -uh-reyt] /verb ˈsætʃ əˌreɪt; adjective, noun ˈsætʃ ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), saturated, saturating. 1. to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance, through solution, chemical combination, or the like. 2. to charge to the utmost, as with magnetism. 3. to soak, […]
[sach-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. Meteorology. a condition in the atmosphere corresponding to 100 percent relative humidity. 4. the degree of chroma or purity of a color; the degree of freedom from admixture with white. 5. Magnetism. the state of […]
[oh-ver-see] /ˌoʊ vərˈsi/ verb (used with object), oversaw, overseen, overseeing. 1. to direct (work or workers); supervise; manage: He was hired to oversee the construction crews. 2. to see or observe secretly or unintentionally: We happened to oversee the burglar leaving the premises. He was overseen stealing the letters. 3. to survey or watch, as […]
[oh-ver-skeyl] /ˈoʊ vərˈskeɪl/ adjective 1. larger or more extensive than normal or usual; outsize; oversize.