Definition of Saturate

1. Verb. Cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Saturation



2. Verb. Infuse or fill completely. "They saturate the cloth with water and alcohol"; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
Exact synonyms: Impregnate
Specialized synonyms: Medicate, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Imbue, Soak, Ammonify, Thoriate, Stuff, Charge, Drench, Imbrue
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Impregnation

Definition of Saturate

1. v. t. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.

2. p. a. Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.

Definition of Saturate

1. Verb. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; imbue. ¹

2. Verb. To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saturate

1. to fill completely with something that permeates [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Medical Definition of Saturate

1. Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked. "Dries his feathers saturate with dew." (Cowper) "The sand beneath our feet is saturate With blood of martyrs." (Longfellow) Origin: L. Saturatus, p. P. 1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate. "Innumerable flocks and herbs covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic." (Macaulay) "Fill and saturate each kind With good according to its mind." (Emerson) 2. To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine. Origin: L. Saturatus, p.p. Of saturate to saturate, fr. Satur full of food, sated. See Satire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Saturate

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1. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Then boil it in carbonate of soda, saturate the soda with muriatic acid, ... saturate it with barytes water, and ignite the precipitate. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... non-combustible material, and saturate this with a substance giving high incandescence. The invention was now called to the attention of the public, ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"To produce this effect, the workmen first saturate the surface with olive oil, and then apply a solution of gum arabic in boiling ..."

4. American Druggist (1887)
"Carbolic Acid 50 100 Rosin 500 500 Paraffin 700 700 Absorbent Gauze 1000 1000 saturate at a temperature of 140* to 158°, pressing the gauze into the melted ..."

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