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unsaturated (ʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd Pronunciation for unsaturated



  1. not saturated
  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

Derived Forms

ˌunsatuˈration noun

Example Sentences Including 'unsaturated'

At the same time, beneficial " unsaturated " fats like those in some margarines went up substantially.
New Scientist (2004)
But the fat is unsaturated and therefore does not contain cholesterol, so nuts are a good source of fat for our diet.
Misc (1999)
Nuts are high in unsaturated fats, and also provide a source of vitamin A and potassium.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
The protective effect may come from vitamin E, from magnesium or from the beneficial unsaturated fats that are contained in nuts.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
There are many such isomers among the unsaturated fatty acids.
Mayes, Adrienne The Dictionary of Nutritional Health
Trans fat is created when unsaturated fat (like vegetable oil) is chemically altered so that it stays solid at room temperature.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)


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