|1.||of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing common salt: a saline taste|
|2.||med of or relating to a saline|
|3.||of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing any chemical salt, esp a metallic salt resembling sodium chloride|
|4.||med an isotonic solution of sodium chloride in distilled water|
|[C15: from Late Latin salīnus, from Latin sal salt]|
saline sa·line (sā'lēn', -līn')
Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
Of or relating to chemical salts.
A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic to blood.
|saline (sā'lēn') Pronunciation Key
Of or containing salt.