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saturate

verb uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.reɪt/ us    /-jʊr.eɪt/

saturate verb (MAKE WET)

[T often passive] to make something or someone completely wet: The grass had been saturated by overnight rain. He had cut his leg badly, and his trousers were saturated with/in blood.

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.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.
saturation
noun [U] uk   /ˌsæt.jʊˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /-jʊr-/
market saturation

saturate

noun [C usually plural, U] uk   /ˈsæt.jʊ.rət/ us    /-jʊr-/
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