Sat`u*ra"tion (?), n. [L. saturatio: cf. F. saturation.]

1.

The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

2. Chem.

The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

3. Optics

Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.

⇒ The degree of saturation of a color is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white.

 

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