Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb saturate

2 senses of saturate

Sense 1
saturate -- (cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
impregnate, saturate -- (infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Antonyms of adj saturated

3 senses of saturated

Sense 1
saturated (vs. unsaturated), concentrated -- (being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution")

unsaturated (vs. saturated) -- (not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature; "an unsaturated salt solution")

Sense 2
saturated (vs. unsaturated) -- (used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats")

unsaturated (vs. saturated) -- (used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats")
        => monounsaturated -- ((of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) saturated except for one multiple bond)
        => polyunsaturated -- ((of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds)

Sense 3
saturated (vs. unsaturated), pure -- ((of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black)

unsaturated (vs. saturated) -- ((of color) not chromatically pure; diluted; "an unsaturated red")
        => dull -- ((of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues")

Similarity of adj saturated

3 senses of saturated

Sense 1
saturated (vs. unsaturated), concentrated -- (being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution")
       => supersaturated -- (being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium)

Sense 2
saturated (vs. unsaturated) -- (used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats")

Sense 3
saturated (vs. unsaturated), pure -- ((of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black)
       => intense, vivid -- ((of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue")

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