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 saturated fat or fatty acid.
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
saturate sat·u·rate (sāch’ə-rāt’)
v. sat·u·rat·ed, sat·u·rat·ing, sat·u·rates
To imbue or impregnate thoroughly.
To soak, fill, or load to capacity.
To cause a substance to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.
To satisfy all the chemical affinities of a substance; neutralize.
To dissolve a substance up to that concentration beyond which the addition of more results in a second phase.
sat’u·ra·ble (sāch’ər-ə-bəl) adj.
adjective 1. soaked, impregnated, or imbued thoroughly; charged thoroughly or completely; brought to a state of saturation. 2. (of colors) of maximum chroma or purity; of the highest intensity of hue; free from admixture of white. 3. Chemistry. (of a solution) containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions. (of […]
- Saturated adiabatic lapse rate
saturated adiabatic lapse rate See under lapse rate.
- Saturated compound
saturated compound n. An organic compound in which all the carbon atoms are connected by single bonds.
noun, Nutrition. 1. a type of single-bond animal or vegetable fat, as that found in butter, meat, egg yolks, and coconut or palm oil, that in humans tends to increase cholesterol levels in the blood. Compare saturated (def 3). saturated fat n. A fat, most often of animal origin, having chains of saturated fatty acids. […]