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desaturation

/ (diːˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən) /
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noun
physics the addition of white light to a pure colour to produce a paler less saturated colour
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Medical definitions for desaturation

desaturation
[ dē-săch′ə-rāshən ]

n.
Conversion of a saturated compound to an unsaturated compound by the removal of hydrogen.
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