Saturate Sat"u*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saturating}.] [L. saturatus, p. p. of saturare to saturate, fr. satur full of food, sated. See {Satire}.] 1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate. [1913 Webster]

Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Fill and saturate each kind With good according to its mind. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

2. (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. [1913 Webster]

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