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English noun: saturation

1. saturation (process) the process of totally saturating something with a substance


SamplesThe impregnation of wood with preservative.
The saturation of cotton with ether.


Synonymsimpregnation


Broader (hypernym)permeation, pervasion, suffusion


Part meronymplastination

2. saturation (act) the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid


Broader (hypernym)filling

3. saturation (state) a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)saturation point

4. saturation (attribute) chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue


Synonymschroma, intensity, vividness


Broader (hypernym)color property


Substance meronymchromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour









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