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Related to saturable: Saturable reactor
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.
sat′u·ra·ble (săch′ər-ə-bəl) adj.
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(Chemistry) chem capable of being saturated
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sat•u•ra•ble(ˈsætʃ ər ə bəl)
capable of being saturated.
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