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Origin of saturate

First recorded in 1530鈥40; from Latin satur膩tus (past participle of satur膩re 鈥渢o fill鈥), equivalent to satur- 鈥渇ull, well-fed鈥 (see sad) + -膩tus-ate1

synonym study for saturate

3. See wet.

OTHER WORDS FROM saturate

de路sat路u路rate, verb (used with object), de路sat路u路rat路ed, de路sat路u路rat路ing.o路ver路sat路u路rate, verb (used with object), o路ver路sat路u路rat路ed, o路ver路sat路u路rat路ing.
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How to use saturate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for saturate

saturate

verb (藞s忙t蕛蓹藢re瑟t)
to fill, soak, or imbue totally
to make (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc) saturated or (of a compound, vapour, etc) to become saturated
(tr) military to bomb or shell heavily
adjective (藞s忙t蕛蓹r瑟t, -藢re瑟t)
a less common word for saturated

Derived forms of saturate

saturater or saturator, noun

Word Origin for saturate

C16: from Latin satur膩re, from satur sated, from satis enough
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Medical definitions for saturate

saturate
[ s膬ch蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

v.
To imbue or impregnate thoroughly.
To soak, fill, or load to capacity.
To cause a substance to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.
To satisfy all the chemical affinities of a substance; neutralize.
To dissolve a substance up to that concentration beyond which the addition of more results in a second phase.

Other words from saturate

satu鈥a鈥le (s膬ch蓹r-蓹-b蓹l) adj.satu鈥a鈥瞭or n.
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