Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of SATURATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'sachurit, [v]'sachureyt, 'satshu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc.) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
  2. [v]  infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

SATURATE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: impregnate
 See Also: alcoholise, alcoholize, alter, ammonify, change, charge, drench, fill, fill up, imbrue, imbue, make full, medicate, soak, stuff, thoriate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Sat"u*rate\, p. a. [L. saturatus, p. p.]
    Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.
          Dries his feathers saturate with dew.    --Cowper.
          The sand beneath our feet is saturate With blood of
          martyrs.                                 --Longfellow.