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English definition of “unsaturated”


noun [not gradable]  /ʌnˈsætʃ·əˌreɪ·t̬ɪd/ chemistry
containing less of a substance than can be absorbed, and therefore not in a state of balance Unsaturated also describes a hydrocarbon in which the carbon atoms do not join as many hydrogen atoms as possible.
(Definition of unsaturated noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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