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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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Enzymatically active paraoxonase-1 is located at the external membrane of producing ceils and released by a high affinity, saturable, desorption mechanism.
Because the influence of the saturable autoantibodies is greatest when the amount of cTnI is low, the largest discrepancy between assay results is expected to occur early after myocardial injury.
The titration curves display both dose dependent and saturable characteristics, indicative of specific interactions between the compound(s) and PDZ2 of PSD-95.
For example, graphene has a linear and gapless energy band diagram, which make it suitable for the development of broadband saturable absorbers (SAs) in passive mode-locked ultrafast lasers [7, 8].
(2006) concluded from their model simulations that saturable, high-affinity resorption processes govern the kinetics of PFOS and PFOA, and likely other perfluoroalkyl acids (e.g., PFHS), which could account for the varied half-lives of elimination across species.
Additionally, the saturable metabolism of paroxetine in CYP2D6 EMs produces a maximum twofold difference in drug concentrations between PMs and EMs in chronic dosing (29).
The concavity of exposure-adduct relationships is consistent with saturable metabolism of benzene at air concentrations > 1 ppm.
The detection antibody of the CA-PTH assay was saturable by hPTH(1-34) and [[Cys.sup.8]]hPTH(1-8), minimally saturable by hPTH(2-38), and not at all saturable by hPTH(13-34) and hPTH(18-48).
Among them, passive Q-switching technology based on saturable absorber (SA) has made remarkable progress in view of compact, low cost, flexible, and so on.
These models were based on a Ramsey and Andersen (1984) structure with perfusion-limited tissue compartments and equilibrium gas exchange, saturable Michaelis-Menten kinetics for metabolism, and lumped volumes for the major circulating oxidative metabolites TCA and TCOH.
This may occur on at least two distinct levels: saturable transport of leptin across the blood-brain barrier and abnormalities in the extent of leptin receptor activation and/or signal transduction (12).