Definitions for unsaturated
not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature
"an unsaturated salt solution"
used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond
(of color) not chromatically pure; diluted
"an unsaturated red"
Not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a solute at the same temperature.
Of a compound containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond, especially of an organic compound having one or more double bonds or triple bonds between carbon atoms.
Not chromatically pure; diluted.
capable of absorbing or dissolving to a greater degree; as, an unsaturated solution
capable of taking up, or of uniting with, certain other elements or compounds, without the elimination of any side product; thus, aldehyde, ethylene, and ammonia are unsaturated