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(Definition of “unsaturated” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unsaturatedadjective [ not gradable ]


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)