What does "Saline" mean?


(a.) A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth (a.) Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic (a.) Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste (n.) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources (n.) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine

Synonyms salt, salty, saline solution

Example: "A saline solution"

Word Family salinities, salinity