saline

[Sa┬Ěline]

Saline is an adjective that means "salty." While "salty" is a perfectly good word to use when describing French fries or tears, saline tends to be a word you might hear in a more official setting, like in a hospital or in a geology class.

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Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.

Noun
an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water

Adjective S.
containing salt; "a saline solution"; "salty tears"


a.
Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.

a.
Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.

a.
A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.

n.
A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.

n.
A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.


Saline

Sa"line (? ∨ ?; 277), a. [F. salin, fr. L. sal salt: cf. L. salinae salt works, salinum saltcellar. See Salt.] 1. Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic. 2. Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.

Saline

Sa"line (? ∨ ?; 277), n. [Cf. F. saline. See Saline, a.] A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.

Saline

Sal"ine , n. 1. (Chem.) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources. [Written also salin.] 2. (Med. Chem.) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.

Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.

A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.

A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.

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