Saturated color(Optics), a color not diluted with white; a pure unmixed color, like those of the spectrum.

(Sat`u*ra"tion) n. [L. saturatio: cf. F. saturation.]

(Sa"trap*al) a. Of or pertaining to a satrap, or a satrapy.

(Sa"trap*ess) n. A female satrap.

(Sa*trap"ic*al) a. Satrapal. [R.]

(Sa"trap*y) n.; pl. Satrapies [L. satrapia, satrapea, Gr. : cf. F. satrapie.] The government or jurisdiction of a satrap; a principality. Milton.

Satsuma ware
(Sat"su*ma ware") (Fine Arts) A kind of ornamental hard-glazed pottery made at Satsuma in Kiushu, one of the Japanese islands.

(Sat"u*ra*ble) a. [L. saturabilis: cf. F. saturable.] Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.Sat`u*ra*bil"i*ty n.

(Sat"u*rant) a. [L. saturans, p. pr. See Saturate.] Impregnating to the full; saturating.

(Sat"u*rant), n.

1. (Chem.) A substance used to neutralize or saturate the affinity of another substance.

2. (Med.) An antacid, as magnesia, used to correct acidity of the stomach.

(Sat"u*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saturated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Saturating.] [L. saturatus, p. p. of saturare to saturate, fr. satur full of food, sated. See Satire.]

1. To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.

Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic.

Fill and saturate each kind
With good according to its mind.

2. (Chem.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.

(Sat"u*rate) p. a. [L. saturatus, p. p.] Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.

Dries his feathers saturate with dew.

The sand beneath our feet is saturate
With blood of martyrs.

(Sat"u*ra`ted) a.

1. Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.

2. (Chem.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; — said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated.

A saturated compound may exchange certain ingredients for others, but can not take on more without such exchange.

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