Definitions for saturatedˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sat•u•rat•edˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd(adj.)

  1. thoroughly or completely imbued, filled, or charged.

  2. thoroughly soaked with moisture; wet.

  3. (of colors) of maximum chroma or purity; free from admixture of white.

    Category: Optics

  4. (of a chemical solution) containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions. (of an organic compound) containing no double or triple bonds.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of saturated:

1660–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saturated, concentrated(adj)

    being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance

    "a saturated solution"

  2. saturated(adj)

    used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled

    "saturated fats"

  3. saturated, pure(adj)

    (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Wiktionary

  1. saturated(Adjective)

    Full; unable to hold or contain any more.

  2. saturated(Adjective)

    Soaked or drenched with moisture.

  3. saturated(Adjective)

    Containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.

  4. saturated(Adjective)

    Having all available valence bonds filled; especially of any organic compound containing only single bonds between carbon atoms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saturated

    of Saturate

  2. Saturated(adj)

    filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt

  3. Saturated(adj)

    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

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