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saturate
used in Do You Speak American?

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
  • Media saturation may also provide what Dennis Baron called a "passive lingua franca."
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (97% in)
  • Whatever effect computers may have in the future, many Americans now believe that our culture's saturation in television and other media is wiping out the differences in our speech, homogenizing the American language, so that we'll all end up sounding the same.
    Introduction (82% in)

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