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Definition of "saturated" []

  • Unable to hold or contain more; full. (adjective)
  • Soaked with moisture; drenched. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Combined with or containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Of or relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing the maximum number of hydrogen atoms and only single bonds between the carbon atoms. (adjective)
  • Geology Of or relating to minerals that can crystallize from magmas even in the presence of excess silica. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saturated" in a sentence
  • "The term saturated means that the carbon atoms in a chain hold as many hydrogen atoms as they can."
  • "Whereas such non-scientific dolts as Jane Brody describe saturated fats as being ‘artery clogging’ in fact, most of them think of the term saturated fats as being incomplete unless written as artery-clogging saturated fats, the scientific dolts talk of the ‘putative risk for heart disease’ concerns about saturated fats."
  • "The harmful effects of trans and certain saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and other food additives or toxins are well known in the medical literature."