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