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verb [transitive] saturate pronunciation in British English /ˈsætʃəreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysaturate
he/she/itsaturates
present participlesaturating
past tensesaturated
past participlesaturated
  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.
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    1. a.
      to fill a place with people
      Police were ordered to saturate the area.
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