Saline meaning

sālēn, -līn
Saline means containing salt or salt characteristics.

An example of something saline is a cup of water with salt added; a saline solution.

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The definition of a saline is a salt source.

An example of a saline is a salt lick used by horses and cows.

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Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
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Of or relating to chemical salts.
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A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
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A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.
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Of, characteristic of, or containing common salt, or sodium chloride.
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Of or containing any of the salts of the alkali metals or magnesium.
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A salt spring, lick, mine, etc.
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A salt of magnesium or of an alkali metal, often used as a cathartic.
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A saline solution, esp. one that is isotonic, used in medical treatment or biological experiments.
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Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
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Of or relating to chemical salts.
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A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
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A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.
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Of or containing salt.
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Resembling salt.

A saline taste.

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Water containing dissolved salt.
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A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
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Origin of saline

  • Latin salīnus from sāl salt sal- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition