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saturate
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
to completely wet

or:

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
  • "Only I was afraid you would be getting so learned," said Celia, regarding Mr. Casaubon's learning as a kind of damp which might in due time saturate a neighboring body.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (55% in)
  • Mentally surrounded with that past again, Bulstrode had the same pleas—indeed, the years had been perpetually spinning them into intricate thickness, like masses of spider-web, padding the moral sensibility; nay, as age made egoism more eager but less enjoying, his soul had become more saturated with the belief that he did everything for God's sake, being indifferent to it for his own.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (81% in)

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