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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Innumerable  flocks  and  herds  covered  that  vast 
  expanse  of  emerald  meadow  saturated  with  the 
  moisture  of  the  Atlantic.  --Macaulay. 
  Fill  and  saturate  each  kind  With  good  according  to 
  its  mind.  --Emerson. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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}. 
  Note:  A  saturated  compound  may  exchange  certain  ingredients 
  for  others  but  can  not  take  on  more  without  such 
  {Saturated  color}  (Optics),  a  color  not  diluted  with  white;  a 
  pure  unmixed  color,  like  those  of  the  spectrum. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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:  (chemistry)  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}] 

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