saturated: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sach'u-rā"tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. soaked, impregnated, or imbued thoroughly; charged thoroughly or completely; brought to a state of saturation.
  2. (of colors) of maximum chroma or purity; of the highest intensity of hue; free from admixture of white.
    1. (of a solution) containing the maximum amount of solute capable of being dissolved under given conditions.
    2. (of an organic compound) containing no double or triple bonds; having each single bond attached to an atom or group.
    3. (of an inorganic compound) having no free valence electrons.
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