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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of saturare, from satur 'having had enough'

saturate

1 verb
     
sat‧u‧rate1 [transitive]
1 formal to make something very wet [= soak; ≠ dry]:
Water poured through the hole, saturating the carpet.
2 to put a lot of something into a particular place, especially so that you could not add any more
saturate something with something
Our culture is saturated with television and advertising.
3

saturate the market

BBT to offer so much of a product for sale that there is more than people want to buy
4 technicalHC to mix as much of a solid into a chemical mixture as possible
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