Un*sat"u*ra`ted (?), a.

1.

Capable of absorbing or dissolving to a greater degree; as, an unsaturated solution.

2. Chem.

Capable of taking up, or of uniting with, certain other elements or compounds, without the elimination of any side product; thus, aldehyde, ethylene, and ammonia are unsaturated.

 

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