adj of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.
2. saline ·adj a salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
3. saline ·noun a crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.
4. saline ·noun a metallic salt; ·esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.
5. saline ·adj consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.