saturated

adjective sat·u·rat·ed \ ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of saturated

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

  1. His shirt was saturated with sweat.

  2. the area's already saturated freeways

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First Known Use of saturated

1741

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SATURATED Defined for English Language Learners

saturated

adjective

Definition of saturated for English Language Learners

  • : completely wet

  • : completely filled with something


Medical Dictionary

saturated

adjective sat·u·rat·ed \ ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd \

medical Definition of saturated

1 : being a solution that is unable to absorb or dissolve any more of a solute at a given temperature and pressure
2 : being an organic compound having no double or triple bonds between carbon atoms


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