saturable

[ sach-er-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈsætʃ ər ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being saturated.

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Origin of saturable

1560–70; <Latin saturābilis, equivalent to saturā(re) to saturate + -bilis-ble

OTHER WORDS FROM saturable

sat·u·ra·bil·i·ty, nounun·sat·u·ra·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for saturable

saturable
/ (ˈsætʃərəbəl) /

adjective

chem capable of being saturated

Derived forms of saturable

saturability, noun
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