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verb [transitive] saturate pronunciation in British English /ˈsætʃəreɪt/
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present tense
present participlesaturating
past tensesaturated
past participlesaturated
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  1. 1
    to make something completely wet
    Heavy rains saturated fields and pastures.
  2. 2
    to fill something completely with a large number of things or with a large amount of something
    The shops were saturated with merchandise from the film.
    1. a.
      to fill a place with people
      Police were ordered to saturate the area.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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