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saturation point

the point at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution, chemical combination, etc.
a point at which some capacity is at its fullest; limit:
After a while she reached the saturation point and could absorb nothing more from the lectures.
Origin of saturation point
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
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  • It is apparent that this has reached temporarily the saturation point.

  • The mind seems soon to reach the saturation point where it is unable to take in any more.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • This is the "saturation point" of the money demand of the country; it is a certain number of pieces of full-weight metal.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • If the temperature falls below the saturation point, dew will be formed.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • When the air is near the saturation point, the weather is oppressive and is said to be very humid.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • If, however, the air is not near the saturation point, a fall in temperature will not necessarily produce bad weather.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • Olcott had either regained control of himself or had passed the saturation point; Sam couldn't tell which.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett
  • We will only state, however, that the magnets of dynamos are not always charged up to their saturation point.

    ABC of Electricity William Henry Meadowcroft
British Dictionary definitions for saturation point

saturation point

the point at which no more (people, things, ideas, etc) can be absorbed, accommodated, used, etc
(chem) the point at which no more solute can be dissolved in a solution or gaseous material absorbed in a vapour
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saturation point in Science
saturation point  
The point at which a substance, under given conditions, can receive no more of another substance in solution.
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