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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
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