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salinenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ specialized
a ​liquidmixture of ​salt and ​purewater, used to ​killbacteria or to ​replaceliquidlost from the ​body: a saline ​drip

salineadjective

uk   us   /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ specialized
containing or consisting of ​salt: saline ​deposits/​springs saline ​solution
salinity
noun [U] uk   /səˈlɪn.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
You should ​test the salinity of the ​water.
(Definition of saline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"saline" in American English

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salineadjective

 us   /ˈseɪ·lin, -lɑɪn/ medical
containing or consisting of ​salt: a saline ​solution
(Definition of saline from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saline”
in Spanish Salina…
in Vietnamese có muối…
in Malaysian masin…
in Thai ประกอบด้วยเกลือ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生理盐水…
in Turkish tuzlu, tuz içeren…
in Russian соляной, солевой…
in Indonesian mengandung garam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生理食鹽水…
in Polish solny…
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