verb (saturat, ing)
- To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; imbue.
- After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were saturated.
- To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold.
- One can phosphorus with chlorine.
- A fat or oil, from either animal or vegetable sources, containing a high proportion of saturated fatty acids; will typically be solid at room temperature; a diet high in saturated rather than unsaturated fats is thought to contribute to higher levels of cholesterol in the blood.
- (chemistry) the sodium salt of nitrous acid, NaNO?2; used as a food preservative and in many industrial applications
- any substance added to something in order to stabilize it
- a gyroscopically controlled fin or similar device that prevents the excess rolling of a ship in rough seas
- an airfoil that stabilizes the flight of an aircraft or missile
- (in plural, UK) training wheels on a child's bicycle