[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.
verb (ˈsætʃəˌreɪt)
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
Abbr. sat.

sat’u·ra·ble (sāch’ər-ə-bəl) adj.
sat’u·ra’tor n.


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