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unsaturated

 [un-sach´er-āt″ed]
1. not having all affinities of its elements satisfied (unsaturated compound).
2. not holding all of a solute that can be held in solution by the solvent (unsaturated solution).
3. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.

un·sat·ur·at·ed

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt'ĕd),
1. Not saturated; denoting a solution in which the solvent is capable of dissolving more of the solute.
2. Denoting a chemical compound in which all the affinities are not satisfied, so that still other atoms or radicals may be added to it.
3. In organic chemistry, denoting compounds containing double and/or triple bonds or a ring structure.

unsaturated

/un·sat·u·rat·ed/ (un-sach´ur-āt″ed)
1. not holding all of a solute which can be held in solution by the solvent.
2. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.
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Unsaturated (A) and saturated (B) two-carbon hydrocarbons.

unsaturated

(ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing one or more double or triple bonds between the carbon atoms.
2. Capable of dissolving more of a solute at a given temperature.

un′sat·u·ra′tion n.

unsaturated

[unsach′ərātid]
Etymology: ME, un + L, saturare, to fill
1 adj, describing a solution that is capable of dissolving more of the solute; not saturated.
2 n, an organic compound in which one or more pairs of carbon atoms are united by double or triple bonds, as in unsaturated fatty acids. Also called unsaturated hydrocarbon. Compare saturated.

un·sat·ur·at·ed

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt-ĕd)
1. Not saturated; denoting a solution in which the solvent is capable of dissolving more of the solute.
2. Denoting a chemical compound in which all the affinities are not satisfied, so that still other atoms or radicals may be added to it.
3. organic chemistry Denoting compounds containing double and/or triple bonds.

unsaturated

Pertaining to a compound, especially of carbon, in which atoms are linked by double or triple valence bonds. A saturated compound has only single bonds. In general, unsaturated compounds are less stable than saturated compounds and can undergo a wider variety of reactions.

unsaturated

1. not having all affinities of its elements satisfied (unsaturated compound).
2. not holding all of a solute which can be held in solution by the solvent (unsaturated solution).
3. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.

unsaturated fatty acids
see fatty acids.