sat ‧ u ‧ rat ‧ ed /ˈsætʃəreɪtəd, ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . extremely wet SYN soaked OPP dry
a T-shirt saturated with sweat
2 . technical if a chemical mixture is saturated, it has had as much of a solid mixed into it as possible
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■ very wet
▪ soaked [not before noun] very wet all the way through – used especially about people and their clothes:
It absolutely poured with rain and we got soaked.
His shirt was soaked with blood.
▪ drenched [not before noun] very wet – used about a person or area after a lot of rain or water has fallen on them:
Everyone got drenched when a huge wave hit the boat.
The garden was completely drenched after the rain.
▪ saturated extremely wet, and unable to take in any more water or liquid:
His bandage was saturated with blood.
The floods were the result of heavy rainfall on already saturated soil.
▪ waterlogged /ˈwɔːtəlɒɡd $ ˈwɒːtərlɒːɡd, ˈwɑː-, -lɑːɡd/ used about ground that has water on its surface because it is so wet that it cannot take in any more:
The game was cancelled because the field was waterlogged.
▪ sodden British English very wet with water – used about clothes and the ground. Sodden is less common than soaked :
The ground was still sodden.
He took off his sodden shirt.