To saturate something is to cover it with a liquid so that it is completely soaked. When you saturate a cloth with water, it will become very wet.

  • The clothes were saturated with water, and they were starting to get wet.

  • The ground was saturated with water, and it was starting to get wet.

Definition of saturate


infuse or fill completely




cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

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Example Sentences for saturate

  • 1

    The wards are saturated with wet and ordure.

  • 2

    The ground was saturated and unable to soak up the continuing rainfall.

  • 3

    The rice is first soaked in water until the grains are fully saturated.

  • 4

    The clothes is saturated with water.

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    What saturated the ground

  • 6

    The forests in the park are saturated with colors.

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    The pulp is then saturated in water and drained.

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    The saturated fraction remains the same.

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    Archeology in the the developed world is almost saturated.

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    If phenylalanine is in excess in the blood, it will saturate the transporter.