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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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Nicholl hastened to stop the escape of oxygen with which the atmosphere was saturated, which would have been the death of the travelers, not by suffocation, but by combustion.
But before I abandoned him to his fate I flung his pony's bridle over a stake in the hedge, and threw him my handkerchief, as his own was now saturated with blood.
When the sponge is saturated, the sea may pass over it without causing a single drop more to enter it.
I opened my mouth wide, and my lungs saturated themselves with fresh particles.
The weather was already growing wintry and morning frosts congealed an earth saturated by autumn rains.
The powerful ventilators added their continuous blasts and saturated with oxygen the glowing plates.
In a little dirty room with the painted panels of its walls filthy with spittle, and conversation audible through the thin partition from the next room, in a stifling atmosphere saturated with impurities, on a bedstead moved away from the wall, there lay covered with a quilt, a body.
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 doctor saw them come up to the surface of the desert, saturated with perspiration, worn out, covered with fine dust, exhausted, discouraged and despairing.
Some clothes are got together for him to wear, his own being saturated with water, and his present dress being composed of blankets.
It was composed of stringy filaments saturated with water, like the berries, and devoid of nourishment.