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
Related Words for saturatepermeate, impregnate, suffuse, soak, wash, pervade, douse, infuse, penetrate, imbue, steep, immerse, satiate, bathe, souse, sop, sate, percolate, transfuse, surfeit
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Contemporary Examples of saturate
As one Democratic strategist told The Daily Beast, “For a very small investment, you could saturate TV” in South Dakota.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)
October 15, 2014
Mix it together and let it sit for about ten minutes so the chia seeds can saturate.Four Fatty (But Healthy!) Power Meals to Fuel Your Day
March 3, 2014
Saturate cinemas with a glut of shoddy franchise flicks, and only a few are going to stick, no matter the star.Johnny Depp and the ‘Lone Ranger’ Flop: Is His Career Doomed?
July 9, 2013
Saturate the American public until we forget that anything or anyone else exists or is even an option in 2012.Sarah Palin's Media Strategy
November 22, 2010
Historical Examples of saturate
Saturate: deeply or strongly marked; in a color, means intense.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Saturate the residue, when cold, with carbon dioxide and redistil.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Saturate the cake with orange juice to which has been added a little lemon.The Golden Age Cook Book
Henrietta Latham Dwight
In such a case it is above all things necessary to saturate the organism with Apis.Apis Mellifica
C. W. Wolf
Saturate the spot two or three times, and then wash out in soapsuds.
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.