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1. Unable to hold or contain more; full.
2. Soaked with moisture; drenched.
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.
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)
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.
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.
the ring chain of carbon atoms of a cyclopentane molecule
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.
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|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[ˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] adj (see vb) → inzuppato/a, saturo/a
a. saturado-a, empapado-a, incapaz de absorber o recibir una sustancia más allá de un límite;
___ solution → solución ___;
___ fat → grasa ___ incremento del colesterol;
causante de incremento de cholesterol.