Words I Love 63 – Saline

New word today…

saline

saline

ˈseɪlʌɪn/

adjective

adjective: saline
  1. 1.
    containing or impregnated with salt.
    “saline alluvial soils”
    • MEDICINE
      (of a solution) containing sodium chloride and/or a salt or salts of magnesium or another alkali metal.
      “I was having a saline transfusion day and night”

noun

noun: saline
  1. 1.
    a solution of salt in water.
    • a saline solution used in medicine.
Origin
late 15th century: from Latin sal ‘salt’ + -ine1.
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