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saturate
used in The Hot Zone

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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
  • When a hot virus multiplies in a host, it can saturate the body with virus particles, from the brain to the skin.
    p. 18.7
  • The corpse's connective tissue, skin, and organs, already peppered with dead spots, heated by fever, and damaged by shock, begin to liquefy, and the fluids that leak from the cadaver are saturated with Ebola-virus particles.
    p. 109.2
  • At various places inside the monkey house, they set out patches of paper saturated with spores of a harmless bacterium known as Bacillus subtilis niger.
    p. 355.5

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