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English adjective: unsaturated

1. unsaturated not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature

SamplesAn unsaturated salt solution.

Antonymssaturated, concentrated

2. unsaturated used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond

SamplesUnsaturated fats.

Similarmonounsaturated, polyunsaturated

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


3. unsaturated (of color) not chromatically pure; diluted

SamplesAn unsaturated red.


Antonymspure, saturated

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