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What does "Saline" mean?

Definition

(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