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Meaning of “saturate” in the English Dictionary

"saturate" in British English

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saturateverb

uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.reɪt/  us   /-jʊr.eɪt/
  • saturate verb (MAKE WET)

[T often passive] to make something or someone ​completelywet: The ​grass had been saturated by ​overnightrain. He had ​cut his ​legbadly, and his ​trousers were saturated with/inblood.
  • saturate verb (FILL)

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

saturatenoun [C usually plural, U]

uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.rət/  us   /-jʊr-/
(Definition of saturate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"saturate" in American English

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saturateverb [T]

 us   /ˈsætʃ·əˌreɪt/
to make something or someone ​completelywet, or to make a ​placecompletelyfull of something: Water ​thoroughly to saturate the ​soil. Contemporary U.S. ​culture is ​completely saturated with ​technology. chemistry Saturate also ​means to ​cause a ​substance to ​combine with as much of another ​substance as is ​possible.
saturation
noun [U]  us   /ˌsætʃ·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of saturate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"saturate" in Business English

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saturateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsætʃəreɪt/ MARKETING, COMMERCE
saturate the market to ​provide more of a ​product or ​service than ​people want to ​buy: Mortgage ​lenders have ​recognised that they saturated the ​market five ​years ago. They are ​opening up new ​markets faster than the old ones can be saturated.
(Definition of saturate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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