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sat·u·rat·ed

 (săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Unable to hold or contain more; full.
2. Soaked with moisture; drenched.
3. Chemistry
a. Combined with or containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
b. Relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing the maximum number of hydrogen atoms and only single bonds between the carbon atoms.
4. Relating to minerals that can crystallize from magmas even in the presence of excess silica.

saturated

(ˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (of a solution or solvent) containing the maximum amount of solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature and pressure. See also supersaturated
2. (Colours) (of a colour) having a large degree of saturation
3. (Elements & Compounds) (of a chemical compound)
a. containing no multiple bonds and thus being incapable of undergoing additional reactions: a saturated hydrocarbon.
b. containing no unpaired valence electrons
4. (Chemistry) (of a fat, esp an animal fat) containing a high proportion of fatty acids having single bonds. See also polyunsaturated, unsaturated
5. (Chemistry) (of a vapour) containing the equilibrium amount of gaseous material at a given temperature and pressure. See also supersaturated
6. (General Physics) (of a magnetic material) fully magnetized
7. extremely wet; soaked

sat•u•rat•ed

(ˈsætʃ 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.
4.
a. (of a chemical solution) containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions.
b. (of an organic compound) containing no double or triple bonds.
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saturated
the ring chain of carbon atoms of a cyclopentane molecule

sat·u·rat·ed

(săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
1. Relating to an organic compound in which all the carbon atoms are joined by single bonds and therefore cannot be combined with any additional atoms or radicals. Propane and saturated fatty acids are examples of saturated hydrocarbons. Compare unsaturated.
2. Relating to a solution that is unable to dissolve more of a solute.
3. Containing as much water vapor as is possible at a given temperature. Air that is saturated has a relative humidity of 100 percent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saturated - being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution"
unsaturated - not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature; "an unsaturated salt solution"
2.saturated - used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
unsaturated - used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats"
3.saturated - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
unsaturated - (of color) not chromatically pure; diluted; "an unsaturated red"

saturated

adjective soaked, soaking (wet), drenched, sodden, dripping, waterlogged, sopping (wet), wet through, soaked to the skin, wringing wet, droukit or drookit (Scot.) His work clothes were saturated with oil.
Translations
kylläinenkyllästettyläpimärkätyydyttynytvettä tippuva

saturated

[ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] ADJ (= soaking wet) → empapado
saturated fatgrasa f saturada

saturated

[ˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] adj (see vb) → inzuppato/a, saturo/a

saturated

a. saturado-a, empapado-a, incapaz de absorber o recibir una sustancia más allá de un límite;
___ solutionsolución ___;
___ fatgrasa ___ incremento del colesterol;
causante de incremento de cholesterol.
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The company, tremulous as the leaves of a tree, when all are shaking together, drew nearer, and perceived that there was an unnatural distortion in the fixedness of Colonel Pyncheon's stare; that there was blood on his ruff, and that his hoary beard was saturated with it.
Mary took him in hand, and when she was done with him he was a man and a brother, without distinction of color, and his saturated hair was neatly brushed, and its short curls wrought into a dainty and symmetrical general effect.
I was not merely over head and ears in love with her, but I was saturated through and through.
giving to each its proper attributes with marvellous readiness; brimful and saturated with what he had read in his lying books
I opened my mouth wide, and my lungs saturated themselves with fresh particles.
They found the prairies saturated with the heavy cold rains, prevalent in certain seasons of the year in this part of the country, the wagon wheels sank deep in the mire, the horses were often to the fetlock, and both steed and rider were completely jaded by the evening of the 12th, when they reached the Kansas River; a fine stream about three hundred yards wide, entering the Missouri from the south.
Our heavy frocks soon became completely saturated with water, and by their weight, and that of the articles we had concealed beneath them, not a little impeded our progress.
The lake had lost the beauty of a field of ice, but still a dark and gloomy covering concealed its waters, for the absence of currents left them yet hidden under a porous crust, which, saturated with the fluid, barely retained enough strength to preserve the continuity of its parts.
In the autumn, the driving rain drummed on his sailcloth suit saturated almost to the stiffness of sheet-iron, with its surface flowing with water.
With my body in one easy-chair and my legs upon another, I had surrounded myself with a cloud of newspapers until at last, saturated with the news of the day, I tossed them all aside and lay listless, watching the huge crest and monogram upon the envelope upon the table and wondering lazily who my friend's noble correspondent could be.
His boyhood had been saturated with Ruskin, and he had read all the latest books: John Addington Symonds, Vernon Lee's "Euphorion," the essays of P.
And we cannot say too little of our constitutional necessity of seeing things under private aspects, or saturated with our humors.