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
Words nearby saturation point
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Example sentences from the Web for saturation point
The saturation-point of each mind differs from that of every other.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for saturation point
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
The point at which a substance, under given conditions, can receive no more of another substance in solution.
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