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Saturate


SAT'URATE, verb transitive [Latin saturo, from satur, filled; satio, to feed to the full. See Sate.]

1. To impregnate or unite with, till no more can be received. Thus an acid saturates an alkali, and an alkali saturates an acid, when the solvent can contain no more of the dissolving body.

2. To supply or fill to fullness.