saline


saline

adjective

  1. of, containing, or resembling common table salt; salty or saltlike: a saline solution.
  2. of or relating to a chemical salt, especially of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a cathartic.
  3. of or relating to a method of abortion involving injection of hypertonic saline solution into the amniotic cavity during the second trimester.

noun

  1. a sterile solution of sodium chloride used to dilute medications or for intravenous therapy.
  2. salty water; a salty solution.

adjective

  1. of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing common salta saline taste
  2. med of or relating to a saline
  3. of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing any chemical salt, esp a metallic salt resembling sodium chloride

noun

  1. med an isotonic solution of sodium chloride in distilled water

adj.“made of salt,” c.1500, probably from a Latin word related to salinum “salt cellar” and salinae “salt pits,” from sal (genitive salis) “salt” (see salt (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun meaning “salt pit” (13c.). Saline solution attested from 1833. adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
  2. Of or relating to chemical salts.

n.

  1. A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
  2. A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic to blood.

  1. Of or containing salt.

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