- 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
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Examples from the Web for saturation point
The saturation-point of each mind differs from that of every other.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
- 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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- The point at which a substance, under given conditions, can receive no more of another substance in solution.
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