Definition of desaturate in English:

desaturate

Line breaks: de|sat¦ur|ate
Pronunciation: /diːˈsatʃəreɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Make unsaturated or less saturated: high ambient lighting will desaturate colours
    More example sentences
    • The colors are alternately desaturated and deeply saturated, which probably figures into the complex narrative structure in some way.
    • They oppose it with tint, which is the opposite process of adding white to a colour, to desaturate it.
    • Stronger saturations call for a much louder voice, where desaturated schemes lend themselves to a much lighter touch.

Derivatives

desaturation

Pronunciation: /-ˈrɛɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Without knowing polysomnography results, a single technician computed the oximetry desaturation index from 379 studies as the number of desaturations at or exceeding 3% magnitude divided by test duration in hours.
  • In plants and cyanobacteria, these steps are catalysed by two enzymes, phytoene desaturase and carotene desaturase, each mediating two symmetrically positioned desaturations.
  • The mechanisms of persistent sleepiness in treated sleep apnea are presently not known, but severity of oxyhemoglobin desaturations best predicts sleepiness in persons with obstructive sleep apnea.

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