[ sach-uh-rey-ter ]

  1. Chemistry. a device for saturating an inert gas with the vapor of a volatile liquid by slowly bubbling the gas through it.

Origin of saturator

First recorded in 1880–85; saturate + -or2

Words Nearby saturator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saturator in a sentence

  • It is therefore usually necessary to return a saturator to the makers every now and again for repacking.

    Optical Projection | Lewis Wright
  • The only real danger with a modern saturator is not in using but in filling.

    Optical Projection | Lewis Wright