verb (used with object), sat·u·rat·ed, sat·u·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), sat·u·rat·ed, sat·u·rat·ing.
Origin of saturate
Synonyms for saturate
adjective (ˈsætʃərɪt, -ˌreɪt)
Word Origin for saturate
1530s, "to satisfy, satiate," from Latin saturatus, past participle of saturare "to fill full, sate, drench," from satur "sated, full," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad). Meaning "soak thoroughly" first recorded 1756. Marketing sense first recorded 1958. Related: Saturated; saturating.