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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.
In addition to upgrading the capacities of both production lines, the scope of the debottlenecking project is also to: install a Selective Catalytic Reduction unit to reduce NOx emissions from the facility's reformer, a Saturator to reduce energy consumption and waste water generated from the facility and a new Flare System.
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 fabric comes in dry rolls, and we run it through a machine called a saturator which meters the correct amount of epoxy," says Carr.
In the 18,650-square-foot melamine resin saturation area, paper is dipped twice in the Babcock saturator, run through metering rollers, then sent to a smoothing bay.
Compressed gas is purified and passed through a long-coiled saturator that is controlled at a stable temperature.
Briefly, the particle concentrator used virtual impactor technology in which 110 L/min flow went through a saturator, cooler, impactor, and diffusion dryer to generate concentrated particles with aerodynamic diameters between 2.