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


or sat·u·ra·tor



a person or thing that saturates. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of saturator

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

    Optical Projection

    Lewis Wright