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  • IPA (key): /satʃəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/




  1. The act of saturating or the process of being saturated.
  2. (physics) When something has been increased and can no longer be increased.
    The metal has reached saturation, it cannot be magnetized any further.
  3. (chemistry) When a solution becomes completed saturated.
    After adding 3 tablespoons of salt, the water has reached the point of saturation.
  4. (chemistry) When an organic compound has no double or triple bonds
  5. (meteorology) When the atmosphere is saturated with water vapor; 100% humidity.
  6. How bright or vivid a color is.
  7. Bombing a military target and trying to destroy it
  8. When a market is flooded with all of a product that can be sold;
  9. (music) An effect on the sound of an electric guitar that is used mainly in heavy metal music.