- (of a solution) containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions.
- (of an organic compound) containing no double or triple bonds; having each single bond attached to an atom or group.
- (of an inorganic compound) having no free valence electrons.
Origin of saturated
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
Examples from the Web for saturated
Contemporary Examples of saturated
All these talented chefs are graduating from these old-guard kitchens and branching out and the market is saturated.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
At 96 percent water, cukes have no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are very high in vitamin K, vitamin B6 and iron.10 Ways to Stay Hydrated (That Aren’t Water)
July 25, 2014
I pitched the colors, how saturated it was going to be—a living comic book is the way I wanted to do it.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
On the way down into Spain the road several times broke from tree cover in valleys that were a sea of saturated emerald.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
In fact, the correction of the Cambridge study had to do with polyunsaturated fats—not saturated fats.The AHA’s Absurd Saturated Fat Obsession
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
June 3, 2014
Historical Examples of saturated
The air was saturated by it just as water may hold a chemical in solution.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.The Devil's Dictionary
Then he smelled the strange fabric, saturated with the man-smell.White Fang
Even for this his travelled lordship, seasoned and saturated, had no laugh.The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2
The sun-baked canvas was like a sieve and in a moment both men were saturated.The Forbidden Trail
- containing no multiple bonds and thus being incapable of undergoing additional reactionsa saturated hydrocarbon
- containing no unpaired valence electrons
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.