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saline (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" (from PIE root *sal- "salt"). Also in Middle English as a noun meaning "salt pit" (13c.). Saline solution attested from 1833.

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Definitions of saline from WordNet
1
saline (n.)
an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water;
Synonyms: saline solution
2
saline (adj.)
containing salt;
a saline substance
From wordnet.princeton.edu