I. transitive verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Latin saturatus, past participle of saturare, from satur well-fed — more at satire Date: 1538 1. to satisfy fully ; satiate 2. to treat, furnish, or charge with something to the point where no more can be absorbed, dissolved, or retained <
water saturated with salt
3. a. to fill completely with something that permeates or pervades <
book is saturated with Hollywood — Newgate Callendar
b. to load to capacity 4. to cause to combine until there is no further tendency to combine Synonyms: see soaksaturator noun II. adjective Date: 1782 saturated

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