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saturate Tweet Definition of saturate Like Definition of saturate on Facebook
verb (saturat, ing)
  1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; imbue.
After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were saturated.
  1. 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.
saturated fat Tweet Definition of saturated fat Like Definition of saturated fat on Facebook
noun
  1. 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.
sodium nitrite Tweet Definition of sodium nitrite Like Definition of sodium nitrite on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) the sodium salt of nitrous acid, NaNO?2; used as a food preservative and in many industrial applications
stabilizer Tweet Definition of stabilizer Like Definition of stabilizer on Facebook
noun
  1. any substance added to something in order to stabilize it
  2. a gyroscopically controlled fin or similar device that prevents the excess rolling of a ship in rough seas
  3. an airfoil that stabilizes the flight of an aircraft or missile
  4. (in plural, UK) training wheels on a child's bicycle

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