saturated

adjective
sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce saturated (audio) \

Definition of saturated

1 : full of moisture : made thoroughly wet
2a : 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

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Examples of saturated in a Sentence

His shirt was saturated with sweat. the area's already saturated freeways

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India has one of the world's most saturated and fastest-growing media markets, boasting thousands of options in print, television and online journalism. Sugam Pokharel And Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "India makes U-turn after proposing to punish 'fake news' publishers," 3 Apr. 2018 White kitchens get some oomph from saturated and deep colors, but even a subtle shift from white to a soft gray adds interest. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "11 Easy Kitchen Makeovers," 22 Jan. 2018 Their palettes range from saturated reds and yellows to mauves and pastels, with some painters using bold, dynamic strokes reminiscent of folk art and others displaying styles associated with Mughal courts. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India’ Review: Multifaceted Devotion," 16 Feb. 2019 Thus far in 2018, Tricorn Black, a deep, saturated ebony that is perennially one of the company’s most popular blacks, is the 12th most popular paint sold by Sherwin-Williams in the U.S., up from the 33rd spot in 2017. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "Black is the new black," 1 Aug. 2018 With a seemingly longer arc, the sun somehow enriches colors in new ways, more saturated and chromatic. David Hansen, latimes.com, "Artist Elizabeth Bridy kept trying, finally winning a spot at the Festival of Arts," 19 June 2018 The Chinese robotics market remains a growth driver for Kuka, despite the economic slowdown, and is far from saturated, Mr. Mohnen said. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Robotics Company Fuels Concerns about China Slowdown," 11 Jan. 2019 Lein isn’t wrong, but as the luggage world becomes more and more saturated, will travelers become overwhelmed by choice? Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Everyone Wants an Away Suitcase," 26 Nov. 2018 Michels’s is the latest shot in a long-running war about the healthiness of coconut oil in particular and saturated fats in general. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "How coconut oil went from health food to “poison”," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of saturated

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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saturated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of saturated

: completely wet
: completely filled with something

saturated

adjective
sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce saturated (audio) \

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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