a condition in which all voids (pores) between soil particles are filled with water.
to be filled to capacity.
Filled with water to a point where no more moisture can be absorbed.
wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes"
used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled; "saturated fats"
To soak, fill, or load to capacity
completely filled with water.
a soil layer with soil water pressure at zero or positive, It is not necessary for all soil pores to be filled with water for a soil to be saturated; some pores may have entrapped air or other gases. In the 1987 US Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation manual, a soil is saturated when the capillary fringe occurs within 12 inches of the surface.
A condition in which the INTERSTICES of a material are filled with a liquid, usually water.
Filled to capacity. In a saturated hydrocarbon there are no more available bonds. Useful products from oil
Thoroughly soaked. Filled with the maximum that can be absorbed.
to thoroughly soak with water until it cannot hold any more