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sat·u·rate

 (săch′ə-rāt′)
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)
Saturated.

[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.

saturate

vb
1. to fill, soak, or imbue totally
2. to make (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc) saturated or (of a compound, vapour, etc) to become saturated
3. (Military) (tr) military to bomb or shell heavily
adj
a less common word for saturated
[C16: from Latin saturāre, from satur sated, from satis enough]
ˌsatuˈrater, ˌsatuˈrator n

sat•u•rate

(v. ˈsætʃ əˌreɪt; adj., n. -ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt)

v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance, through solution, chemical combination, or the like.
2. to load, fill, or charge to the utmost.
3. to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely.
4. to furnish (a market) with goods to the full purchasing capacity.
5. to destroy (a target) completely with bombs and missiles.
v.i.
6. to become saturated.
adj.
7. saturated.
n.
8. a saturated fat or fatty acid.
[1530–40; < Latin saturātus, past participle of saturāre to fill, sate, saturate, derivative of satur well-fed; see -ate1]
sat′u•rat`er, sat′u•ra`tor, n.

saturate


Past participle: saturated
Gerund: saturating

Imperative
saturate
saturate
Present
I saturate
you saturate
he/she/it saturates
we saturate
you saturate
they saturate
Preterite
I saturated
you saturated
he/she/it saturated
we saturated
you saturated
they saturated
Present Continuous
I am saturating
you are saturating
he/she/it is saturating
we are saturating
you are saturating
they are saturating
Present Perfect
I have saturated
you have saturated
he/she/it has saturated
we have saturated
you have saturated
they have saturated
Past Continuous
I was saturating
you were saturating
he/she/it was saturating
we were saturating
you were saturating
they were saturating
Past Perfect
I had saturated
you had saturated
he/she/it had saturated
we had saturated
you had saturated
they had saturated
Future
I will saturate
you will saturate
he/she/it will saturate
we will saturate
you will saturate
they will saturate
Future Perfect
I will have saturated
you will have saturated
he/she/it will have saturated
we will have saturated
you will have saturated
they will have saturated
Future Continuous
I will be saturating
you will be saturating
he/she/it will be saturating
we will be saturating
you will be saturating
they will be saturating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been saturating
you have been saturating
he/she/it has been saturating
we have been saturating
you have been saturating
they have been saturating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been saturating
you will have been saturating
he/she/it will have been saturating
we will have been saturating
you will have been saturating
they will have been saturating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been saturating
you had been saturating
he/she/it had been saturating
we had been saturating
you had been saturating
they had been saturating
Conditional
I would saturate
you would saturate
he/she/it would saturate
we would saturate
you would saturate
they would saturate
Past Conditional
I would have saturated
you would have saturated
he/she/it would have saturated
we would have saturated
you would have saturated
they would have saturated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.saturate - cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.saturate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
medicate - impregnate with a medicinal substance
alcoholise, alcoholize - treat or infuse with alcohol; "alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
imbue, soak - fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
ammonify - treat with ammonia; cause to undergo ammonification
thoriate - impregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission
stuff - treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; "stuff a bearskin"
charge - saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
imbrue, drench - permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"

saturate

verb
1. flood, overwhelm, swamp, overrun, deluge, glut Both sides are saturating the airwaves.
2. soak, steep, drench, seep, imbue, douse, impregnate, suffuse, ret (used of flax, etc.), wet through, waterlog, souse, drouk (Scot.) If the filter has been saturated with motor oil, discard it.

saturate

verb
1. To cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone:
2. To make thoroughly wet:
Translations
يُشْبِعيَملأ السوق بالبَضائِع
nasytitnasytit vodou
gennemvædemætte
namočitinatopitizasititi
telít
gegnvætametta
pripildymasprisotinimasprisotinti
piepildītpiesātinātpiesūcinātsamitrināt
nasýtiť
doyurmakiyice ıslatmak

saturate

[ˈsætʃəreɪt] VTempapar, saturar (with de) to be saturated with (fig) → estar empapado de
to saturate o.s. in (fig) → empaparse en

saturate

[ˈsætʃʊreɪt] vt
(= wet) → saturer
to be saturated with sth → être trempé(e) de qch
(COMMERCE) to saturate the market → saturer le marchésaturated fat ngraisse f saturée

saturate

vt
(with liquid) → (durch)tränken; (rain) → durchnässen; I’m saturated (inf)ich bin klatschnass (inf)
(Chem) → sättigen; a saturated solution/coloureine gesättigte Lösung/Farbe
(fig) marketsättigen; airwaysauslasten; this area is saturated with a sense of historydies ist eine geschichtsträchtige Gegend; he saturated himself in French literature until the exam was overer hat sich mit französischer Literatur vollgepfropft, bis die Prüfung vorbei war; the government saturated the area with troopsdie Regierung entsandte massenhaft Truppen in das Gebiet; the area is saturated with troopsdie Gegend wimmelt von Soldaten

saturate

[ˈsætʃəˌreɪt] vt to saturate (with) (soak) → inzuppare (di) (Chem) (fig) → saturare (di)
to saturate the market (Comm) → saturare il mercato

saturate

(ˈsӕtʃəreit) verb
1. to make very wet. Saturate the earth round the plants.
2. to fill completely. The market has been saturated with paintings like that.
satuˈration noun

sat·u·rate

v. saturar; empapar.

saturate

vt saturar
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