unsaturated

adjective un·sat·u·rat·ed \ ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of unsaturated

1758

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unsaturated

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

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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