Part of speech: adjective

Consisting of or containing salt; salty.

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Usage examples "saline":

  1. As rapidly as possible we got ready stimulants and hot saline solution to inject into his veins. - "A Surgeon in Belgium", Henry Sessions Souttar.
  2. On the banks, saline ground sparkled and glittered like hoar- frost in the sun; and here and there mud villages, solitary huts, pigeon- towers, or watch turrets, whence litt1e brown boys shouted and slung stones at the birds, peeped out from among bright green patches of palm- tree, tamarisk, and mimosa, of maize, tobacco, and sugar- cane. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  3. This was not only because it did not get the life- giving water from the north, but because at times it was submerged under the saline waters from the south. - "Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico", E. L. Kolb.