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Saline meaning

saline - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.
  2. 2. Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.
  3. 3. A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
  4. 4. A crude potash obtained from beet- root residues and other similar sources.
  5. 5. A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.
  6. 6. Containing, or having the qualities of, salt.

saline - examples of usage

  1. A glass plate is placed absolutely horizontal and is covered with a thin layer of water or of saline solution. - "The Mechanism of Life", Stéphane Leduc.
  2. A drop of blood in a saline solution of higher concentration. - "The Mechanism of Life", Stéphane Leduc.
  3. By placing a little ice on the top of the water, we are enabled to cool the contents of the vessel, and we soon notice that the red- coloured sphere becomes flattened on the top and below, and sinks a short distance into the saline layer. - "Liquid Drops and Globules, their Formation and Movements", Chas. R. Darling.
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