Meaning of SALINE in English

SALINE

[ 'seɪlʌɪn ]

■ adjective

1》 containing or impregnated with salt.

2》 chiefly Medicine (of a solution) containing sodium chloride and/or a salt or salts of magnesium or another alkali metal.

■ noun a ~ solution.

Derivatives

salinity noun

salinization or salinisation noun

Origin

C15: from L. sal 'salt' + -ine 1 .

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