American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
- adj. Of or relating to chemical salts.
- n. A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
- n. A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of salt or constituting salt: as, saline particles; saline substances.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of salt; salty: as, a saline taste.
- n. A salt-spring, or a place where salt water is collected in the earth; a salt-marsh or -pit.
- Same as halophilous.
- n. One of the mineral salts, such as sodium or magnesium sulphate, used medicinally.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of salt, or containing salt.
- adj. Of the quality of salt; salty.
- n. A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
- n. (Chem.) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.
- n. (Med. Chem.) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.
- adj. containing salt
- n. an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
- Latin salīnus, from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Homeowners, too, have been making the switch to saline, which is about one-twelfth as salty as ocean water.”
“These breast implants are available in a wide variety of shapes, types and sizes, and usually they will be made of an outer layer of silicone, and then are filled with either silicone gel or saline, which is salt water.”
“The Etosha Pan is almost devoid of macrophytic vegetation and is classified as a saline desert.”
“Before entering into a discussion of the question, which naturally arises at this point, as to how levity and gravity by their two possible ways of interaction - 'sulphurous' or 'saline' - determine the properties of so-called positive and negative electricity, we shall first study the third mode of generating electricity, namely, by electromagnetic induction.”
“The release of Miss Leighton has refocused attention on the daunting scale of the task facing police if they are to catch the person dubbed the 'saline serial killer'.”
“After removing the radiation plaque from the treated eye, she flushes the oil away with saline, which is eventually replaced by the patient's natural fluids.”
“Winner receives copies of my books, copies of Patrick Smith's book, an empty 12-ounce bottle labeled "saline" that you can refill and get through any TSA security checkpoint, and a fake boarding pass on any flight for any date.”
“For me the issue of abortion is child abuse and murder by the worst form of torture possible, such as saline method.”
“According to The Washington Post, the Red Cross has been socked with a $1.7 million fine after several units of red blood cells were cleaned with the wrong kind of saline solution.”
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