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SATURATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does saturated mean? 

SATURATED (adjective)
  The adjective SATURATED has 4 senses:

1. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
2. wet through and through; thoroughly wet
3. used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled
4. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

  Familiarity information: SATURATED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATURATED (adjective)


Sense 1saturated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance

Synonyms:

saturated; concentrated

Context example:

a saturated solution

Similar:

supersaturated (being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium)

Antonym:

unsaturated (not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature)


Sense 2saturated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wet through and through; thoroughly wet

Synonyms:

sopping; sodden; soaking; soaked; soppy; drenched; saturated

Context examples:

stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain / a shirt saturated with perspiration / his shoes were sopping (or soaking) / the speaker's sodden collar / soppy clothes

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


Sense 3saturated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled

Context example:

saturated fats

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Antonym:

unsaturated (used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond)


Sense 4saturated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Synonyms:

pure; saturated

Similar:

intense; vivid ((of color) having the highest saturation)

Antonym:

unsaturated ((of color) not chromatically pure; diluted)


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