adjective sa·line \ˈsā-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn\

: containing salt

Full Definition of SALINE

:  consisting of or containing salt <a saline solution>
:  of, relating to, or resembling salt :  salty <a saline taste>
:  consisting of or relating to the salts of the alkali metals or of magnesium <a saline cathartic>
sa·lin·i·ty \sā-ˈli-nə-tē, sə-\ noun

Origin of SALINE

Middle English, from Anglo-French salin, from Latin salinus, from sal salt — more at salt
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to SALINE

brackish, briny, salty, salt

Rhymes with SALINE

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: a mixture of salt and water

Full Definition of SALINE

:  a metallic salt; especially :  a salt of potassium, sodium, or magnesium with a cathartic action
:  a saline solution; especially :  one isosmotic with body fluids

First Known Use of SALINE



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