|a.||1.||Capable of absorbing or dissolving to a greater degree; |
|2.||(Chem.) Capable of taking up, or of uniting with, certain other elements or compounds, without the elimination of any side product; |
|Adj.||1.||unsaturated - not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature; "an unsaturated salt solution"|
|2.||unsaturated - used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats"|
saturated - used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats"
|3.||unsaturated - (of color) not chromatically pure; diluted; "an unsaturated red"|