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saturate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
saturatesat‧u‧rate1 /ˈsætʃəreɪt/ verb [transitive]  1 formalWET to make something very wet syn soak opp dry Water poured through the hole, saturating the carpet.2 FULLto put a lot of something into a particular place, especially so that you could not add any moresaturate something with something Our culture is saturated with television and advertising.3 saturate the market4 technicalHC to mix as much of a solid into a chemical mixture as possible
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saturateThe pervading citrus smell of aftershave, the same smell that had saturated Brady's apartment and Feldman's studio.He declared that the boiler was a straight forward Stephenson saturated design which couldn't really be improved.Issa is saturating local radio time with his campaign ads.In the mid nineties the rate of new infections began to level off in some heavily saturated nations.Hoots of triumph crashed through the shrinking kitchen like the trumpeting of elephants, saturating the air.The bathtub overflowed, and water saturated the carpeting.Heavy rains had saturated the ground, turning the streets into rivers.Saturate the label with vinegar and let it sit before you try to scrape it off the bottle.Children whose entire existence has been saturated with these accoutrements reached college age during the 1990s.
saturatesat‧u‧rate2 /ˈsætʃərət/ noun [countable usually plural]  a type of fat from meat or milk products that is thought to be less healthy than other kinds of fat from vegetables or fish syn saturated fat Choose a type of spread that’s lower in saturates than butter.From Longman Business Dictionarysaturatesat‧u‧rate /ˈsætʃəreɪt/ verb saturate the marketMARKETINGCOMMERCE to offer so much of a product for sale that there is more than people want to buyA flood of cheap Italian tomatoes has almost saturated the market.Smaller banks are struggling to compete in an already saturated market.saturation noun [uncountable]Companies are worried about market saturation.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
saturate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysaturate
he, she, itsaturates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysaturated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave saturated
he, she, ithas saturated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad saturated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill saturate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have saturated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam saturating
he, she, itis saturating
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you, we, theyare saturating
Past
I, he, she, itwas saturating
you, we, theywere saturating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been saturating
he, she, ithas been saturating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been saturating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be saturating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been saturating
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