Sa"line [F. salin, fr. L. sal salt: cf. L. salinae salt works, salinum saltcellar. See Salt.]


Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.


Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.


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Sa"line [Cf. F. saline. See Saline, a.]

A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.


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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.

<-- 3. (Med., Biochemistry) A saline solution, esp. normal saline, or isotonic saline, used for infusion, to maintain blood pressure. -->


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