Variant of saturate
- to cause to be thoroughly soaked, imbued, or penetrated
- to cause (something) to be filled, charged, supplied, etc. with the maximum that it can absorb
- to cause (a substance) to combine to the full extent of its combining capacity with another; neutralize
- to dissolve the maximum amount of (a gas, liquid, or solid) in a solution at a given temperature and pressure
Origin: < L saturatus, pp. of saturare, to fill up, saturate < satur, full; akin to satis: see sad
- saturator noun
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.