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# To cause to become completely [[penetrate]]d, [[impregnate]]d, or [[soak]]ed; [[imbue]].
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# to make extremely [[wet]], to the point of maximum wetness; to completely [[soak]], [[penetrate]], [[impregnate]], [[imbue]].
 
#: ''After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were '''saturated'''.''
 
#: ''After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were '''saturated'''.''
 
# To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold.
 
# To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold.

Revision as of 05:27, 12 January 2013

English

Etymology

From Latin saturatus, perfect passive participle of saturare (to make full; to fill), from satur (full).

Verb

saturate (third-person singular simple present saturates, present participle saturating, simple past and past participle saturated)

  1. to make extremely wet, to the point of maximum wetness; to completely soak, penetrate, impregnate, imbue.
    After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were saturated.
  2. To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold.
    One can saturate phosphorus with chlorine.

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Italian

Verb

saturate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of saturare
  2. second-person plural imperative of saturare
  3. Feminine plural of saturato

Latin

Verb

saturāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of saturō