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 Unlike saturated fats, unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature. Vasanti Malik, sun-sentinel.com, "Is there a place for coconut oil in a healthy diet?," 19 Nov. 2019 Generally the higher the concentration of saturated fatty acids, the thicker and more solid a fat will be; the higher the concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, the thinner and more liquid. A.a. Newton, SELF, "Do You Really Need to Put Fatty Acids on Your Face?," 28 Aug. 2019 Fatty acids can be divided into two categories: unsaturated fatty acids and saturated fatty acids. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Just stick with unsaturated fat sources like vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "4 Heart-Healthy Diet Changes Every Woman Should Make," 1 May 2019 And Texas is extremely unsaturated for breweries — Houston even more so. Maggie Gordon, Houston Chronicle, "Another new brewery on tap to open in Near Northside," 10 June 2019 There are two types of unsaturated fats: monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Everything you need to know about fats, according to a registered dietitian," 17 June 2019 They’re packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fats and phytonutrients, which have been linked to lowering your risk of chronic disease risk. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How People Are Using "Seed Cycling" for Hormone Balance (And Whether or Not You Should Try It)," 16 May 2019 Eat more veggies, fruit, seafood, and whole grains; prioritize good-for-you unsaturated fats; and think inclusive versus exclusive. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Keto Diet Pills and Supplements May Hurt Your Health and Waste Your Money," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of unsaturated

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsaturated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaturated. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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