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Definition of saturation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(often figurative) the state or process that happens when no more of something can be accepted or added because there is already too much of it or too many of them a business beset by price wars and market saturation (= the fact that no new customers can be found) saturation bombing of the city (= covering the whole city) There was saturation coverage (= so much that it was impossible to avoid it or add to it) of the event by the media.
  2. 2(chemistry) the degree to which something is absorbed in something else, expressed as a percentage of the greatest possible Was dissolved oxygen in the water greater than 80% of saturation?
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