Definitions for salineˈseɪ lin, -laɪn
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sa•lineˈseɪ lin, -laɪn(adj.)
of, containing, or tasting of common salt; salty:
saline soil; a saline solution.
of or pertaining to a chemical salt, esp. of sodium, potassium, or magnesium, used as a cathartic.
(n.)a saline solution.
Origin of saline:
1400–50; ME: composed of salt < L salīnus salty =sal-, s. of sāl salt +-īnus -ine1
sa•lin•i•tysəˈlɪn ɪ ti(n.)
saline solution, saline(adj)
an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
"a saline substance "; "salty tears"
Water containing dissolved salt.
Containing salt; salty.
consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic
of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste
a salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth
a crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources
a metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine
Saline is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,810. The city is popular for its annual Celtic Festival, which attracts people from all over the United States and its sister cities Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom and Lindenberg, Germany. It is also the hometown of the Saline Fiddlers and Fiddlers ReStrung, two nationally renowned high school bluegrass/fiddle groups. Saline, whose well-regarded school district is perhaps its biggest draw, was ranked the 43rd best place to live out of 1,300 rated cities in the United States in a 2005 CNN/Money Magazine poll, 59th in 2007's poll, and 63rd in 2009's CNN/Money Magazine and also made CNN/Money's list of best places to retire in 2005.
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