Translation of "saturate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈsætʃ.ər.eɪt/ us /ˈsætʃ.ər.eɪt/

saturate verb (MAKE WET)

[ T often passive ] to make something or someone completely wet

The grass had been saturated by overnight rain. 一夜的雨把草地淋透了。
He had cut his leg badly, and his trousers were saturated with/in blood. 他划破了腿,伤势严重,裤子都被血浸透了。

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. 大批警察被派往该地区寻找失踪的孩子。
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. 由于美国的市场现在已经饱和,毒贩们开始转向欧洲。

saturatenoun [ C usually plural, U ]

uk /ˈsætʃ.ə.rət/ us /ˈsætʃ.ə.rət/

a saturated fat


(Translation of “saturate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)