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unsaturatedadjective

uk   /ʌnˈsætʃ.ər.eɪ.tɪd/ us   /ʌnˈsætʃ.ər.eɪ.t̬ɪd/ specialized
food & drink Unsaturated fat or oil is either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, found in plants, vegetable oil, and fish, and thought to be better for your health than saturated fat.
containing less of a substance than can be absorbed, and therefore not in a state of balance
used to describe a hydrocarbon in which the carbon atoms do not join as many hydrogen atoms as possible
(Definition of unsaturated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unsaturatedadjective [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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