unsaturated

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

Definition of unsaturated

: not saturated: such as
a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution
b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

Examples of unsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though being in an unsaturated market does not mean that smooth sailing is guaranteed. John Hall, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 The All Season Body Wash contains marula oil, which is a great source of deep moisturizing unsaturated oleic acid and anti-aging antioxidants. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 Nuts and seeds also provide protein and healthy unsaturated fats, but the calories add up fast. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2022 Salmon is somewhat higher in fat than other fish, but most of that is the good, unsaturated fat. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2022 Avocados are known to be high in good fat, the unsaturated kind. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2022 Peanut oil is composed of both saturated and unsaturated fats. Bon Appétit, 15 Feb. 2022 Still, the findings support current dietary recommendations to boost intake of olive oil and other unsaturated vegetable oils, study author Marta Guasch-Ferré of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston said in a news release. Korin Miller, Health.com, 12 Jan. 2022 In 2013, Jeffries, now Xylome’s president, noticed the oil from this strain was remarkably similar to palm oil, which is prized for its distinctive blend of saturated and unsaturated fats. James Dinneen, Wired, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsaturated

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaturated. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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unsaturated

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

Medical Definition of unsaturated

: not saturated: as
a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution
b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

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