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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. 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.

  2. 3
    chemistry to mix as much of a solid substance in a chemical solution as you can so that it becomes part of the liquid

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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