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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.
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(Chemistry) chem capable of being saturated
ˌsaturaˈbility n
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(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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The saturability, relative brightness and hue of patterns has large influence in improving the visual height of space (visual perception stratification).
This demonstrates binding saturability and suggests the specific binding character for both conjugates.
[[??].sub.s] and [[??].sup.[pi]] are absolute moving velocities of solid particles and fluid, respectively; [S.sub.[phi]] is saturability of the water phase or the gas phase.
movement against a gradient, saturability, selectivity, and competitive
Natural Weight Void ratio Saturability moisture Index W/% /kNx[m.sup.-3] e [S.sub.r]/% Values 36.2 18.0 1.014 96 Liquid limit Plastic limit Plastic index Index [W.sub.L]/% [W.sub.p]/% [I.sub.p] Values 33.8 22.9 10.9 Statistical results of grain size 0.25~0.075 0.075-0.005 <0.005 Index % Values 3.7% 85.5% 10.8% Table 2: The basic parameters of cement.
In addition, the saturability of allosteric modulators can decrease the risk of overdose, and PAMs/NAMs have high receptor selectivity since the binding sites of allosteric modulators are less conserved [6, 93].
Other variables that mediate calcium saturability are magnesium, potassium, and water.
Saturability analysis indicated a qualified coverage of most genes based on our data size.
This kinetic model predicts saturability and specificity of secondary transporters in many cases, and atypical transport kinetics can be explained by multiple binding sites [18].
This demonstrates the characteristic of saturability. In other words, at a particular concentration, the receptors cannot bind additional hormone.
Certainly, determination of the appropriate model for ascorbate has been particularly difficult because of saturability in both absorption and renal excretion, the latter being the major elimination pathway at high doses (32, 43).
Kinetic properties of 11 betaHSD2 suggest saturability of this enzyme is achieved with high plasma cortisol levels which can result in overstimulation of the MR by cortisol by GC excess.