Alkaline vs Saline - What's the difference?

alkaline | saline |


As nouns the difference between alkaline and saline

is that alkaline is an alkaline battery while saline is salt pan (salt evaporation pond).

As an adjective alkaline

is of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.

alkaline

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Noun

(en noun)
  • An alkaline battery.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.
  • (chemistry) Having a pH greater than 7.
  • Synonyms

    * (chemistry) basic

    Antonyms

    * (chemistry) acidic

    Derived terms

    * alkaline air * alkaline battery * alkaline earth * alkaline earth metal

    saline

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Containing salt; salty.
  • Resembling salt.
  • a saline taste

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Water containing dissolved salt.
  • A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
  • Synonyms

    * saline solution

    Derived terms

    * normal saline

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