saline

[ sey-leen, -lahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF saline

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The residue is of a brown color, and has a saline, bitter taste.

His were the shinbones of the saline beef; his would have been the drumsticks.

Sales and rents of saline lands, produced an income of $4,636.

Water replete with saline particles, as brine-pickle for salt meat.

The walls are built of a sort of clay glittering with saline incrustations.

I've treated the burns, and a saline drip is taking care of the other.

He had taken in a quart before he discovered that the water was saline.

The water, saline as it was, had partly quenched their thirst.

The addition of the saline ingredients, or the precipitation of the alum.

The mutual action of these stuffs, and neutral compounds not saline.

WORD ORIGIN

"made of salt," c.1500, probably from a Latin word related to salinum "salt cellar" and salinae "salt pits," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun meaning "salt pit" (13c.). Saline solution attested from 1833.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SALINE

brackish

adjectivesomewhat salty

briny

adjectivesalty

salt water

nounwater containing salt
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