Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “saturate”

See all translations

saturate

verb uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.reɪt/ us    /-jʊr.eɪt/

saturate verb (MAKE WET)

[T often passive] to make something or someone completely wet: The grass had been saturated by overnight rain. He had cut his leg badly, and his trousers were saturated with/in blood.

saturate verb (FILL)

[T] to fill a thing or place completely so that no more can be added: The police saturated (= a large number of police officers were sent into) the area.saturate the market to provide too much of a product so that there is more of this product available than there are people who want to buy it: Since the US market has now been saturated, drug dealers are looking to Europe.
saturation
noun [U] uk   /ˌsæt.jʊˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /-jʊr-/
market saturation

saturate

noun [C usually plural, U] uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.rət/ us    /-jʊr-/
(Definition of saturate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of saturate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “saturate”

Definitions of “saturate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More