Adjective: saturated 'sa-chu,rey-tid
Verb: saturate 'sa-chu,reyt
- Being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
"a saturated solution";
- (chemistry) used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled
- (of colour) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white, grey or black
- Soaked or drenched with moisture
"our jeans and shoes were saturated in a sudden downpour"
- Fully used, having no free capacity
"The telecommunications system was saturated and substandard"
- (chemistry) cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
- Infuse or fill completely
"saturate the cloth with alcohol";
- (business) supply enough to more than meet demand
"It can take months or even years before a product can enter, let alone, break or saturate the market"
See also: intense, supersaturated, vivid
Type of: alter, change, fill, fill up, make full, modify
Encyclopedia: Saturated Saturate, aromatic, resin and asphaltene