|2.||(of a chemical compound, esp an organic compound) containing one or more double or triple bonds and thus capable of undergoing addition reactions|
|3.||(of a fat, esp a vegetable fat) containing a high proportion of fatty acids having double bonds|
|4.||(of a solution) containing less solute than a saturated solution|
|a compound capable of changing state or becoming inactive when subjected to heat or radiation|
|the process or result of a chemical reaction to oxygen, or the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes|
unsaturated un·sat·u·rat·ed (ŭn-sāch'ə-rā'tĭd)
Of or relating to a solution in which the solvent is capable of dissolving still more of the solute; not saturated.
Of or relating to a chemical compound in which all the affinities are not satisfied, so that still other atoms or radicals may be added to it.
Of or relating to chemical compounds containing double and triple bonds.
|unsaturated (ŭn-sāch'ə-rā'tĭd) Pronunciation Key
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