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Definition of saturate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they saturate
    he / she / it saturates
    past simple saturated
    -ing form saturating
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  1. 1saturate something to make something completely wet synonym soak The continuous rain had saturated the soil.
  2. 2[often passive] saturate something/somebody (with/in something) to fill something or someone completely with something so that it is impossible or useless to add any more The company had saturated the market for cell phones (= so that no new buyers could be found).
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