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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.
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Innumerable flocks and herds covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic. Macaulay.
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Fill and saturate each kind
With good according to its mind.
Emerson.
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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.
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Sat"u*rate (?), p. a. [L. saturatus, p. p.] Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.
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Dries his feathers saturate with dew. Cowper.
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The sand beneath our feet is saturate
With blood of martyrs.
Longfellow.
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