Meaning of SALINE in English

[sa.line] adj [ME, fr. L salinus, fr. sal salt--more at salt] (15c) 1: consisting of or containing salt "a ~ solution"

2: of, relating to, or resembling salt: salty "a ~ taste"

3: consisting of or relating to the salts of the alkali metals or of magnesium "a ~ cathartic" -- sa.lin.i.ty n

[2]saline n (1662) 1: a metallic salt; esp: a salt of potassium, sodium, or magnesium with a cathartic action

2: a saline solution; esp: one isotonic with body fluids

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