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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Most Americans consume more added sugar, saturated fat and sodium – and fewer servings of fruits and vegetables – than nutritionists recommend. Anya Samek, The Conversation, "Selecting groceries ahead of time helps some shoppers make healthier choices," 10 July 2019 Per serving: 142 calories; no fat; no saturated fat; no cholesterol; 4 g protein; 30 g carbohydrate; 1 g sugar; 1 g fiber; 296 mg sodium; 8 mg calcium. GRILLED PIZZA Adapted from Bon Appetit. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "You can grill that? 6 new recipes to try this season," 4 July 2019 But membership growth has slowed as the market among wealthier customers becomes more saturated. Washington Post, "Amazon’s growing Prime focus: America’s poor," 17 June 2019 Types of fat There are three main types of fats: trans fats, saturated fats and unsaturated fats. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Everything you need to know about fats, according to a registered dietitian," 17 June 2019 Eggs have just over one gram of saturated fat and thus were back in favor. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "Are Eggs Bad for You? The Verdict Is Still Out.," 15 June 2019 Researchers observed this result regardless of whether the diet contained high levels of saturated fat. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "White meat raises cholesterol levels just like red meat, study says," 4 June 2019 Coconut oil is an edible oil that's composed mostly of saturated fats, says Dr. Marchbein. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Should You Use Coconut Oil for Your Acne?," 3 June 2019 Even those without standing water are barren mud pits because the ground is too saturated to plant. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Pritzker's next 'think big' initiative, Illinois-Missouri border an abortion rights front line and other things to know to start your day," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of saturated

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of saturated

: completely wet
: completely filled with something


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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