1sa·line adj \ˈsā-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn\
: consisting of or containing salt <a saline solution>
: of, relating to, or resembling salt : salty <a saline taste>
: consisting of or relating to the salts especially of lithium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium <a saline cathartic>
: relating to or being abortion induced by the injection of a highly concentrated saline solution into the amniotic sac <saline amniocentesis>
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