|a.||1.||Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.|
|2.||(Chem.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; - said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with |
|Adj.||1.||saturated - being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution"|
unsaturated - not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature; "an unsaturated salt solution"
|2.||saturated - wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "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"|
|3.||saturated - used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats"|
unsaturated - used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats"
|4.||saturated - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black|
unsaturated - (of color) not chromatically pure; diluted; "an unsaturated red"