saturate

Definitions

  • Gridiron Saturator
    Gridiron Saturator
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v saturate cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
    • v saturate infuse or fill completely "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
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Pendant Saturator Pendant Saturator

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat
    • p. a Saturate Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked. "Dries his feathers saturate with dew.""The sand beneath our feet is saturate With blood of martyrs."
    • Saturate To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate. "Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic.""Fill and saturate each kind
      With good according to its mind."
    • Saturate (Chem) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saturate To fill full or to excess; cause to be thoroughly penetrated or imbued; soak: as, to saturate a sponge with water; a mind saturated with prejudice.
    • saturate In chem., 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 point of neutralization has been reached, and the mixture is neither acid nor basic in its character.
    • saturate In physics: To bring (a given space or a vapor) into a state of saturation. See saturation .
    • saturate To magnetize (a magnet) to saturation, or so that the intensity of its magnetization is the greatest which it can retain when not under the inductive action of a strong magnetic field.
    • saturate In optics, to render pure, or free from admixture of white light: said of colors.
    • saturate To satisfy.
    • saturate Saturated.
    • saturate In entomology, deep; very intense: applied to colors: as, saturate green, umber, black, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Saturate sat′ū-rāt to fill: to unite with till no more can be received: to fill to excess: to soak:
    • Saturate saturated:
    • v.t Saturate sat′ū-rāt (opt.) to render pure, or of a colour free from white light
    • Saturate (entom.) very intense, as 'saturate green.'—ns. Sat′ūrāter
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Quotations

  • George Steiner
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    “Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. saturatus, p. p. of saturare, to saturate, fr. satur, full of food, sated. See Satire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. saturāre, -ātumsatur, full, akin to satis, enough.

Usage

In literature:

It was saturated now with the fragrance of ripe oranges.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Water this with cold water, so that the sponge is saturated.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884" by Various
Remove the prepared paper and pour clear water on it for one or two minutes, saturating it thoroughly, and hang up to dry.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
The place smells of soaking, saturated cabbage for yards and yards round about.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
The moon pours down, saturating the forest.
"The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry" by W. G. Archer
On another lie the torn garments of some wounded soldier, stained and saturated with blood.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Blue when saturated, becomes indigo.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
At the date of the battle part of the country round Kernstown was under plough, and the whole was saturated with moisture.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
A saturated solution of common baking soda boils at 220 deg.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
The square windows of the hall were closed, the dusty curtains closely drawn; the air, though fresh, was heavily saturated with perfume.
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

As with the sponge the salt sea saturates
Below the oozing wave, so was my heart,-
Tender and soft,-bedrenched with bitter fates
That world and flesh and devil here impart.
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
First see those ample melons-brindled o'er
With mingled green and brown is all the rind;
For they are ripe, and mealy at the core,
And saturate with the nectar of their kind.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
When from the neighbouring garden the perfume-laden air
Saturates my soul with memories,
Rises the thought of the beloved plum-tree
Blooming under the eaves of the house which is gone.
"Perfume Laden Air" by Sugawara Takesue no Musume

In news:

Big Bucks Saturate Santa Monica In The Lead Up To Tuesday's Council Election.
A little sodium with your saturated fat.
55 percent unsaturated, 39 percent saturated Pros: Excellent source of vitamin D with less saturated fat than butter.
A new report from the Gartner Institute predicted that a whopping 80% of all reward-based applications will fail in 2014, thanks to market saturation and poor design.
School reform through saturation testing is a simple and seductive idea.
The shrimp were saturated with flavor, but still mysteriously tender.
After four shootings that left two men dead, Chattanooga police saturated high-crime neighborhoods over the weekend.
"You get to a saturation point ".
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art says it's closed because water from soil saturated by Hurricane Isaac is seeping into the basement, administrative offices and other areas.
One Twinkie has 150 calories and 13 percent of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat.
My apologies if these saturated photos become tiresome.
"Turkey has even less fat and saturated fat than chicken and it's high in protein," Bowerman says.
Minnesota State Patrol part of saturation event.
The Natrona County School Board will kick in another $100,000 to the Casper East Side Athletic Complex after saturated ground swallowed a bulldozer last month.
The pastor 's study is the one place in every city, county, state and nation that should be saturated with prayer – humble, believing and active prayer.
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In science:

If (~at )i is saturated, then, whenever they exist, (cid:16) ∂πi ∂~x (cid:17)t ∂ ~w (cid:17)t = 0 and (cid:16) ∂πi This follows from the definition of saturated action components above: Imagine if the steering wheel is fully turned to the right, with pressure applied.
The Local Optimality of Reinforcement Learning by Value Gradients, and its Relationship to Policy Gradient Learning
We sometimes work in a sufficiently saturated and homogeneous model ¯M of T , in which case “small” or “bounded” essentially means of cardinality strictly less than the degree of saturation of ¯M , but we will make the meaning more precise later in the paper.
Connected components of definable groups and o-minimality I
Then a saturated model ¯N of T will be of the form ((Γ, +), ¯M ) where ¯M is a saturated real closed field (K, +, ·) say, and (Γ, +) is a saturated elementary extension of (Z, +).
Connected components of definable groups and o-minimality I
Let us de fine the saturation depth D as the mean level n at which the circuit first saturates (almost always TRUE for p > 1/2 and FALSE for p < 1/2).
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
Since the period-two orbit is approached exponentially, and saturation occurs when tn ≈ 1/L, the saturation depth is D ∼ log L just as in the easy regime of monotone CVP.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
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