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English definition of “saturated”

saturated

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈsætʃ·əˌreɪ·t̬əd/ chemistry
containing all of a substance that can be absorbed Saturated also describes a hydrocarbon in which the carbon atoms are joined to as many hydrogen atoms as possible.
(Definition of saturated adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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