Definition of Saturated

1. Adjective. Being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. "A saturated solution"

Exact synonyms: Concentrated
Similar to: Supersaturated
Antonyms: Unsaturated

2. Adjective. Used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled. "Saturated fats"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Antonyms: Unsaturated

3. Adjective. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black.
Exact synonyms: Pure
Similar to: Intense, Vivid
Derivative terms: Pureness
Antonyms: Unsaturated

Definition of Saturated

1. a. Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.

Definition of Saturated

1. Verb. (past of saturate) ¹

2. Adjective. (not comparable) Full; unable to hold or contain any more. ¹

3. Adjective. (comparable) Soaked or drenched with moisture. ¹

4. Adjective. (not comparable chemistry of a solution) Containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature. ¹

5. Adjective. (chemistry) Having all available valence bonds filled; especially of any organic compound containing only single bonds between carbon atoms. ¹

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Definition of Saturated

1. saturate [v] - See also: saturate

Medical Definition of Saturated

1. A condition in which all easily drained voids (pores) between soil particles are temporarily or permanently filled with water, significant saturation during the growing season is considered to be usually one week or more. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Saturated

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"Specific Heat of saturated Vapour. — We now return to the consideration of the fundamental equation (4), which connects th-> difference of the specific ..."

2. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"The raw paper is saturated, coated, or both saturated and coated by a machine ... The web is saturated by running it through a tank of melted saturating ..."

3. Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company (1913)
"In using saturated steam in a steam turbine or piston engine, ... Again, if saturated steam contains moisture, the effect of this moisture on the economy of ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Method of Stripping the Coatings from the saturated Felt. as little as possible of the saturated felt is removed with the coatings, and, on the hand, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"transition points where partial fusion occurs with the formation of anhydrous salt and saturated solution. The whole diagram, therefore, shows a succession ..."

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