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SATURATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does saturation mean? 

SATURATION (noun)
  The noun SATURATION has 4 senses:

1. the process of totally saturating something with a substance
2. the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
3. a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
4. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue

  Familiarity information: SATURATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATURATION (noun)


Sense 1saturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of totally saturating something with a substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

saturation; impregnation

Context examples:

the impregnation of wood with preservative / the saturation of cotton with ether

Hypernyms ("saturation" is a kind of...):

permeation; pervasion; suffusion (the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance)

Holonyms ("saturation" is a part of...):

plastination (a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened)


Sense 2saturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("saturation" is a kind of...):

filling (the act of filling something)


Sense 3saturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("saturation" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "saturation"):

saturation point ((chemistry) the stage at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution or in a vapor)


Sense 4saturation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

chroma; vividness; intensity; saturation

Hypernyms ("saturation" is a kind of...):

color property (an attribute of color)

Holonyms ("saturation" is a substance of...):

chromatic color; chromatic colour; spectral color; spectral colour (a color that has hue)


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