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tr.v. sat·u·rat·ed, sat·u·rat·ing, sat·u·rates
1. To soak or fill so that no more liquid may be absorbed: The cloth was saturated with water.
2. To supply with the maximum that can be held or contained; fill thoroughly: Pleasant smells saturated the bakery. The species had saturated its habitat. Happy memories saturated his mind. See Synonyms at imbue.
3. Chemistry To cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.
4. Economics To supply (a market) with a good or service in an amount that consumers are able and willing to purchase.
adj. (-rĭt)

[Latin saturāre, saturāt-, to fill, from satur, sated; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

sat′u·ra·ble (săch′ər-ə-bəl) adj.
sat′u·ra′tor n.


(Chemistry) chem capable of being saturated
ˌsaturaˈbility n


(ˈsætʃ ər ə bəl)

capable of being saturated.
[1560–70; < Latin saturābilis=saturā(re) to saturate + -bilis -ble]
sat`u•ra•bil′i•ty, n.
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This indicates the reverse saturable absorption (RSA) type of process.
16,17) Unlike veterinary patients, however, people possess a saturable gastrointestinal transport mechanism that may preclude against accidental overdose.
The super-resolution microscopy is sub segmented into stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM), structured illumination microscopy (SIM), stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED), coherent anti-strokes Raman scattering microscopy (CARS), photo-activated localization microscopy (PALM), and reversible saturable optical fluorescence transitions (RELSOFT).
Hence, inclusion of the CO model is critical in allaying model uncertainty, because it assures that the amount of metabolism predicted to occur via the saturable pathway is compared with a metabolic product specific to that pathway.
Meanwhile, the absorption enhancing effect of phenylethanoid glycosides might be saturable in different intestine sites.
Photonic crystal fiber based dual-wavelength Q-switched fiber laser using graphene oxide as a saturable absorber.
Calcium is absorbed in the intestine by both nonsaturable paracellular (diffusion) and saturable transcellular (active transport) mechanisms (Bronner, 1987).
Absorption of fructose by isolated small intestine of rats is via a specific saturable carrier in the absence of glucose and by the disaccharidase-related transport system in the presence of glucose.
Treatment of cardiomyocytes with recombinant mouse FSTL1 for 24 h resulted in a dose-dependent and saturable induction of GDF15 mRNA production (Fig.
27) Gabapentin pharmacokinetics are nonlinear (due to saturable absorption), and dosing requires careful titration.
It is reported that most metal ions are entered in plant cells by an energy dependent saturable process via specific or generic metal ion carriers or channels (Pollard et al.