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Definition to completely wet


to fill
in various senses, including:
  • chemistry:  saturate a solution — to fill a solution with as much of something as it can hold
  • business:  saturate a market — to fill a market with a good
  • advertising:  saturation advertising — to advertise a great deal
  • military:  saturation bombing — to bomb an area extensively
  • color theory:  color saturation — color intensity
  • biology:  saturated fat — filled with hydrogen atoms (most people eat more than is healthy)
  • physics:  magnetic saturation — intensity of a magnetic charge
  • We were caught in the rain and our clothes were saturated.
  • The bandage was saturated with blood.
  • The soil is saturated from the rain.
  • The secret to her sweet tea is that she adds the sugar while the water is still hot, so it will hold more sugar before it is saturated.
  • Our plan is to discourage competition by saturating the market at a low price.
  • The coal regions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia were saturated with fallout.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • In the spring he went to Venice alone for a week, the trip he'd planned for the two of them, saturating himself in its ancient, melancholy beauty.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "It's over,' she said, "they've saturated me.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The brick-and-stucco walls had been painted many times, and the colors blended in the saturating humidity.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Then, having drank deeply and saturated us with his genius, we lose sight of him for another period of years.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Once I had the scalding water, I washed my hands and drew away the saturated towel between Mrs. Bradford's legs.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • It seemed to me that the humid garden that surrounded the house was infinitely saturated with invisible persons.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • In fact, their coming to the island instilled a hope that many of the children's problems could be solved by a saturation of fresh ideas and faces.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The word saturated the air and echoed rich and heavy throughout the chamber.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Round the doorway the floor was merely sprinkled with rain, and not saturated, which told her that the door had not long been opened.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I want so badly to follow them, but the seawater saturates my wings, making it impossible to lift them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She explained about this matter of Spiritual Saturation: "There are those—"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It takes some time to get the jumpsuit off, and then we find his undergarments are saturated with blood as well.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • She could tell he was trying to sound sober, but the sour smell of booze saturated his breath and his sweat.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Wherever those ashes-of-rose balls hung on their milky stalks, the air about them was saturated with their breath.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!

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