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Meaning of SATURATED

Pronunciation:  'sachu`reytid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black
  2. [adj]  (chemistry) used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats"
  3. [adj]  being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution"
  4. [adj]  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"
 

SATURATED is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: concentrated, drenched, intense, pure, soaked, soaking, sodden, sopping, soppy, supersaturated, vivid, wet
 
 Antonyms: unsaturated
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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
      exchange.

{Saturated color} (Optics), a color not diluted with white; a
   pure unmixed color, like those of the spectrum.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A condition in which all easily drained voids (pores) between soil particles are temporarily or permanently filled with water; significant saturation during the growing season is considered to be usually one week or more.
 

 

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