'Saturated' definitions:

Definition of 'saturated'

(from WordNet)
Being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution" [syn: saturated, concentrated] [ant: unsaturated]
Used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats" [ant: unsaturated]
(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black [syn: saturated, pure] [ant: unsaturated]

Definition of 'Saturated'

  • Saturate \Sat"u*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saturated; p. pr. & vb. n. Saturating.] [L. saturatus, p. p. of saturare to saturate, fr. satur full of food, sated. See Satire.]
  • 1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate. [1913 Webster]
  • Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
  • Fill and saturate each kind With good according to its mind. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Chem.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Saturated'

  • Saturated \Sat"u*ra`ted\, a.
  • 1. Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Chem.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: A saturated compound may exchange certain ingredients for others, but can not take on more without such exchange. [1913 Webster]
  • Saturated color (Optics), a color not diluted with white; a pure unmixed color, like those of the spectrum. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'saturated'

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