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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.


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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