saturation point


noun

the point at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution, chemical combination, etc.
a point at which some capacity is at its fullest; limit: After a while she reached the saturation point and could absorb nothing more from the lectures.

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Origin of saturation point

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for saturation point

saturation point

noun

the point at which no more (people, things, ideas, etc) can be absorbed, accommodated, used, etc
chem the point at which no more solute can be dissolved in a solution or gaseous material absorbed in a vapour
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Scientific definitions for saturation point

saturation point

The point at which a substance, under given conditions, can receive no more of another substance in solution.
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