saturation point

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noun
  1. the point at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution, chemical combination, etc.
  2. 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.

Origin of saturation point

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for saturation point

humidity, saturation, DP, humidification

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British Dictionary definitions for saturation point

saturation point

noun
  1. the point at which no more (people, things, ideas, etc) can be absorbed, accommodated, used, etc
  2. 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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saturation point in Science

saturation point

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