Meaning of “saline” in the English Dictionary

"saline" in British English

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salinenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ us /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ specialized

a liquid mixture of salt and pure water, used to kill bacteria or to replace liquid lost from the body:

a saline drip

salineadjective

uk /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ us /ˈseɪ.laɪn/ specialized

(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)