Etymology
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saturation (n.)

1550s, formed in English from saturate, or else from Late Latin saturationem (nominative saturatio), noun of action from past participle stem of saturare "to fill full, sate, drench," from satur "sated, full," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy." Saturation bombing is from 1942, first in reference to Allied air raid on Cologne, Germany.

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Definitions of saturation

saturation (n.)
the process of totally saturating something with a substance;
the saturation of cotton with ether
Synonyms: impregnation
saturation (n.)
the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid;
saturation (n.)
a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence;
saturation (n.)
chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;
Synonyms: chroma / intensity / vividness
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