Definition of saturated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    saturated

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    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] completely wet synonym soaked Saturated soil lacks air, without which plant roots die. The ground is completely saturated: it would be pointless to plant anything. Synonymswetmoist damp soaked drenched saturatedThese words all describe things covered with or full of liquid, especially water.wet covered with or full of liquid, especially water:The car had skidded on the wet road. You’ll get wet (= in the rain) if you go out now.moist slightly wet, often in a way that is pleasant or useful:a lovely rich moist cakedamp slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant:The cottage was cold and damp.soaked (rather informal) very wet:You’re soaked through! (= completely wet)drenched very wet:We were caught in the storm and came home drenched to the skin.soaked or drenched?Both of these words can be used with with or in:soaked/​drenched with/​in sweat/​blood. Soaked but not usually drenched can also be used before a noun:their soaked clothes their drenched clothessaturated very wet:The ground is completely saturated: it would be pointless to plant anything.Patterns wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated with something soaked/​drenched in something somebody’s coat/​shirt/​shoes/​clothes/​hair is/​are wet/​damp/​soaked/​drenched wet/​moist/​damp/​saturated ground/​earth to get wet/​moist/​damp/​soaked/​drenched/​saturated
  2. 2[usually before noun] (chemistry) if a chemical solution (= a liquid with something dissolved in it) is saturated, it contains the greatest possible amount of the substance that has been dissolved in it a saturated solution of sodium chloride Wordfinderabsorb, condense, dilute, dissolve, evaporate, filter, immerse, liquid, rinse, saturated
  3. 3[usually before noun] (of colours) very strong saturated reds
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