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EtymologyEdit

de- +‎ saturation

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌsætʃəˈɹeɪʃən/, /diːˌsætjəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

desaturation (countable and uncountable, plural desaturations)

  1. (chemistry) the conversion of a saturated compound to an unsaturated one by removing hydrogen or other atoms to form a double bond
  2. (medicine) a decrease in the level of oxygen saturation in a patient's haemoglobin