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saturated adj
1 being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution" [syn: concentrated] [ant: unsaturated]
2 wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes" [syn: drenched, soaked, soaking, sodden, sopping, soppy]
3 used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats" [ant: unsaturated]
4 (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black [syn: pure] [ant: unsaturated]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. Full; unable to hold or contain any more.
  2. Soaked or drenched with moisture.
  3. Containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
  4. Having all available valence bonds filled; especially of any organic compound containing only single bonds between carbon atoms.


full; unable to hold or contain any more
  • Finnish: kylläinen, kyllästetty
soaked or drenched with moisture
  • Finnish: läpimärkä, vettä tippuva
of a solution: containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved
chemistry: having all available valence bonds filled
  • Finnish: tyydyttynyt
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Related terms

Extensive Definition

Saturation or saturated generally means "thoroughly full", while unsaturated means less than full. These terms may be related to:
saturated in Czech: Saturace
saturated in French: Saturation
saturated in Italian: Saturazione
saturated in Japanese: 飽和
saturated in Norwegian: Metning
saturated in Polish: Saturacja
saturated in Russian: Насыщенность
saturated in Simple English: Saturation

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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