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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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In the first instance pure helium was used as the carrier gas: in the second case the helium was bubbled through a saturator containing distilled water and the column was brought into equilibrium with the wet vapor.
Recycled water passes through a saturator where air is dissolved in water at pressures of between 4-6 bars, and it enters in the process though the air diffusers.
Three tenders for conducting the required (a) rehabilitation of the final cooler of the coke gas at the Benzol first production line, rehabilitation and replacement of the roof of the saturator No.
Saturator block shows the limiter which cuts off the voltages, which are outside [+ or -] 10 V.
Initial saturation was carried out in vacuum saturator with 4% ammonium chloride (non damaging brine) and loaded into a Hassler core holder at 110oC (reservoir temperature) under confinement pressure of 700 psi and back pressure of 200 psi.
Mounts on 5-gal pail or wall; can be used with saturator or resin-roller attachments.
T* is an approximation of the adiabatic saturation temperature, and its measurement must be complemented by mass and energy balances on a hypothetical adiabatic saturator which yield (ASHRAE 2005)
A humidified gas stream was generated by passing pure compressed air through a humidity saturator.
In this epoch of multimedia saturation, even a multimedia saturator seems to regard Riverside as little more than a penal colony," Bernstein wrote.
The HygroGen uses a divided flow method for generating the %rh required by the user; a desiccant cell provides low humidity and a custom saturator high humidity.