Meaning of SATURATED in English

sat ‧ u ‧ rat ‧ ed /ˈsætʃəreɪtəd, ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . extremely wet SYN soaked OPP dry

saturated with

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.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.