The process of permeating or infusing; SYN. pervasion, impregnation, saturation, suffusion.
ETYM Latin saturatio: cf. French saturation.
Occurs when the vapor is at the dew point or saturation temperature corresponding to its partial pressure. A gas in never saturated with a vapor. However, the space occupied jointly by the gas and vapor may be saturated.
1. The act of saturating something.
2. Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue; SYN. chroma, intensity, vividness.
3. (Chemistry) The state in which a substance contains no multiple bonds and thus is incapable of undergoing additional reactions.
4. (Electronics) A condition when an increase in base current will not produce an appreciable change in the collector-emitter voltage.