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saturate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of saturate

  1. to wet thoroughly with liquid saturate your hair with water before applying the dye Synonyms of saturate drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, soak, sodden, sop, souse, steepWords Related to saturate waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms of saturate dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms of saturate wring (out)

Synonym Discussion of saturate

soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate mean to permeate or be permeated with a liquid. soak implies usually prolonged immersion as for softening or cleansing.
    • soak the garment in soapy water
saturate implies a resulting effect of complete absorption until no more liquid can be held.
    • a saturated sponge
drench implies a thorough wetting by something that pours down or is poured.
    • clothes drenched by a cloudburst
steep suggests either the extraction of an essence (as of tea leaves) by the liquid or the imparting of a quality (such as a color) to the thing immersed.
    • steep the tea for five minutes
impregnate implies a thorough interpenetration of one thing by another.
    • a cake strongly impregnated with brandy

saturate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of saturate

  1. containing, covered with, or thoroughly penetrated by water the test will only work if the sample cloth is saturate with solution Synonyms of saturate awash, bathed, bedraggled, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, logged, wet, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, washed, watered, waterlogged, water-soaked, wateryWords Related to saturate deluged, drowned, flooded, inundated, overflowed; submerged, swamped; hydrated; dipped, dunked, splashed; aqueous; steeped; flushed, irrigated, laved, rinsed, sluiced; clammy, damp, dampish, dank, humid, moist, semimoist, wettish; boggy, miry, seepy, sloppy, squashyNear Antonyms of saturate bone-dry, hyperarid, ultradry; waterproof, water-repellent, water-resistant, watertight; baked, dehydrated, freeze-dried; droughty, parched, sere (also sear), sunbaked, thirsty; wrungAntonyms of saturate arid, dry, unwatered, waterless



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