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[n] an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
[adj] containing salt; "a saline solution"; "salty tears"


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Misc. Definitions

\Sa"line\ (? or ?; 277), a. [F. salin, fr. L. sal salt: cf. L. salinae salt works, salinum saltcellar. See {Salt}.]
1. Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.
2. Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.
\Sa"line\ (? or ?; 277), n. [Cf. F. saline. See {Saline}, a.] A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
\Sal"ine\, n.
1. (Chem.) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources. [Written also {salin}.]
2. (Med. Chem.) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.

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