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saturate

verb (FILL)    /ˈsæt.jʊ.reɪt/ US  /-jʊr.eɪt/
[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 .Filling and completing 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 .Economics and the state of the economy saturation     /ˌsæt.jʊˈreɪ.ʃən/ US  /-jʊr-/ noun [U] market saturationFull
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