saline

(redirected from salinisation)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to salinisation: salinization

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 periodicals archive ?
We have, together with the Egyptian ministry, a programme called 'More crops per drop', helping Egypt with development projects in the coastal zones, which have many specific problems with salinisation and security against floods.
Farming systems have contributed to soil degradation from chemical and physical processes, including acidification, erosion, salinisation, structure decline, carbon decline and loss of fertility to varying degrees.
The contract will focus on measures and legal instruments addressing the main soil threats (erosion, organic matter decline, contamination, sealing, soil biodiversity loss, salinisation, compaction and landslides) and soil functions identified in the Soil Thematic Strategy.
Amira Al Sinawi, who narrated the film in German, said that before working on the project she didn't give a second thought to how much water she used and wasn't aware of the challenges Oman faces, such as desertification and the salinisation of aquifers.
Customary measures are being taken to reduce soil erosion, wind damage, and increasing salinisation.
Ils ont souleve aussi le phenomene de la salinisation des sols combinee a la sodisation et l'alcalinisation des sols, en proposant la mise en place d'un systeme de lutte contre ces facteurs de degradation du sol et de la fertilite par des essais chimique et agronomique (changement de techniques culturales).
Elaborating the nature of disasters in Pakistan, Zulfiqar said that most of the disasters are hydro meteorological appearing in the shape of drought, floods, salinisation, land erosion and storms.
498 million and Optimising Canal and Ground-water Management to assist Water user Associations in Maximizing Crop Production and Managing Salinisation with Australian Assistance (Revised) at the cost of Rs.
La zone concernee, qui prosperait dans la production maraEchere et primeuriste, connaEt actuellement un recul de l'activite agricole a cause de la rarete et de la salinisation des eaux souterraines, seule ressource utilisee pour l'irrigation", a deplore le ministre de l'Agriculture et de la peche maritime, Aziz Akhannouch, lors de la ceremonie de signature.
Surface and groundwater salinisation presents a formidable threat to water supply and remains a major problem for the global environment, especially in semi-arid regions.
However, these were criticised "due to the dangers of irreversible salinisation of soil and groundwater as well as habitat loss".
goats especially in the rangelands with resultant soil degradation Alter the suitability of Reduced self-reliance land to grow crops Increased salinisation Increased urban migration Reduced biodiversity Species adaptation and distribution Shift out of agriculture * Includes the landless.