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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sat·u·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saturated p. pr. & vb. n. Saturating.]
 1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.
    Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic.   --Macaulay.
 Fill and saturate each kind
 With good according to its mind.   --Emerson.
 2. Chem. To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sat·u·ra·ted a.
 1. Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.
 2. Chem. Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated.
 Note:A saturated compound may exchange certain ingredients for others, but can not take on more without such exchange.
 Saturated color Optics, a color not diluted with white; a pure unmixed color, like those of the spectrum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being the most concentrated solution possible at a given
             temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a
             substance; "a saturated solution" [syn: concentrated]
             [ant: unsaturated]
      2: wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door
         drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with
         perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the
         speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes" [syn: drenched,
          soaked, soaking, sodden, sopping, soppy]
      3: used especially of organic compounds; having all available
         valence bonds filled; "saturated fats" [ant: unsaturated]
      4: (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white
         or gray or black [syn: pure] [ant: unsaturated]