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Related to saline: saline drip, Normal saline

sa·line

 (sā′lēn′, -līn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
2. Of or relating to chemical salts.
n.
1. A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
2. A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.

[Latin salīnus, from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

sa·lin′i·ty (sə-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

saline

(ˈseɪlaɪn)
adj
1. (Chemistry) of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing common salt: a saline taste.
2. (Medicine) med of or relating to a saline
3. (Chemistry) of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing any chemical salt, esp a metallic salt resembling sodium chloride
n
(Medicine) med an isotonic solution of sodium chloride in distilled water
[C15: from Late Latin salīnus, from Latin sal salt]
salinity n

sa•line

(ˈseɪ lin, -laɪn)
adj.
1. of, containing, or tasting of common salt; salty: saline soil; a saline solution.
2. of or pertaining to a chemical salt, esp. of sodium, potassium, or magnesium, used as a cathartic.
n.
3. a saline solution.
[1400–50; Middle English: composed of salt < Latin salīnus salty =sal-, s. of sāl salt + -īnus -ine1]
sa•lin•i•ty (səˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.

sa·line

(sā′lēn′)
Relating to or containing salt; salty.

salinity (sə-lĭn′ĭ-tē) noun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saline - an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled watersaline - an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
isosmotic solution, isotonic solution - a solution having the same osmotic pressure as blood
Adj.1.saline - containing salt; "a saline substance "; "salty tears"
salty - containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
Translations

saline

[ˈseɪlaɪn] ADJsalino
saline dripgota-a-gota m salino

saline

[ˈseɪlaɪn] adj [solution] → salin(e)

saline

adjsalzig

saline

:
saline drip
n (Med: = device) → Infusionsapparat mor Tropf m (inf)mit Kochsalzlösung; (= liquid)Kochsalzlösung f
saline solution
nSalzlösung f

saline

[ˈseɪlaɪn] adjsalino/a

sa·line

a. salino-a;
___ catharticpurgante ___;
___ solutionsolución ___, agua destilada con sal.

saline

adj salino
References in classic literature ?
He may even now--if I may use the phrase--be wandering on some plesiosaurus-haunted Oolitic coral reef, or beside the lonely saline lakes of the Triassic Age.
Colorado -- Sacred Tree -- Patagonian Hare -- Indian Families -- General Rosas -- Proceed to Bahia Blanca -- Sand Dunes -- Negro Lieutenant -- Bahia Blanca -- Saline Incrustations -- Punta Alta -- Zorillo.
The purity of the Patagonian salt, or absence from it of those other saline bodies found in all sea-water, is the only assignable cause for this inferiority: a conclusion which no one, I think, would have suspected, but which is supported by the fact lately ascertained, [3] that those salts answer best for preserving cheese which contain most of the deliquescent chlorides.
Here we changed horses, and passed through some leagues of swamps and saline marshes.
Leaving the plain of green turf, which extended along the course of a little brook, we soon entered on a wide level waste consisting either of sand, saline marshes, or bare mud.
In fact, I was already obliged to increase my respirations to eke out of this cell the little oxygen it contained, when suddenly I was refreshed by a current of pure air, and perfumed with saline emanations.
His were the shinbones of the saline beef; his would have been the drumsticks.
Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly thickets.
Delicate morsels of beef and pork, cut on scientific principles from every part of the animal, and of all conceivable shapes and sizes, are carefully packed in salt, and stored away in barrels; affording a never-ending variety in their different degrees of toughness, and in the peculiarities of their saline properties.
D'Artagnan found the sky blue, the breeze embalmed with saline perfumes, and he said: "I will embark with the first tide, if it be but in a nutshell.
There are swift-flowing rivers which dash through jagged canons; and there are enormous plains, which in winter are white with snow, and in summer are grey with the saline alkali dust.
These are called "licks" or "salt licks," in the language of the country, from the circumstance that the quadruped is often obliged to lick the earth, in order to obtain the saline particles.