saturated

adjective

sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce saturated (audio)
1
: full of moisture : made thoroughly wet
2
a
: being a solution that is unable to absorb or dissolve any more of a solute at a given temperature and pressure
b
: being an organic compound having no double or triple bonds between carbon atoms
saturated fats
3
of a color : having high saturation : pure

Examples of saturated in a Sentence

His shirt was saturated with sweat. the area's already saturated freeways
Recent Examples on the Web The amount of saturated fat in a meat alternative depends on the brand, for example. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 26 June 2024 Health professionals encourage people to use lean cuts of meat because most of the fat in animal products is unhealthful saturated fat, which can raise the risk of heart disease and cancer. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 22 June 2024 Per Harvard Health, diets high in saturated fats are linked to heart disease, and the carnivore diet in particular also poses risks including kidney stones and kidney impairment, gout and osteoporosis. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 5 June 2024 Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees—and with the saturated Earth and humidity, that could take the heat index over 100 degrees. Chris Morris, Fortune, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for saturated 

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of saturated was in 1741

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“Saturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saturated. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

saturated

adjective
sat·​u·​rat·​ed
ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd
1
: full of moisture
2
a
: being a mixture that is unable to absorb or dissolve any more of a substance at a given temperature and pressure
b
: being a carbon compound having no double or triple bonds between carbon atoms
saturated fats

Medical Definition

saturated

adjective
sat·​u·​rat·​ed ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce saturated (audio)
1
: being a solution that is unable to absorb or dissolve any more of a solute at a given temperature and pressure
2
: having no double or triple bonds between carbon atoms in a hydrocarbon chain
used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
coconut oil is a saturated oil
see also saturated fat compare unsaturated sense b

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