Saline vs Briny - What's the difference?

saline | briny |


As adjectives the difference between saline and briny

is that saline is containing salt; salty while briny is of, pertaining to, resembling or containing brine; salty.

As nouns the difference between saline and briny

is that saline is water containing dissolved salt while briny is the sea.

saline

English

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

    Anagrams

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    briny

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing brine; salty
  • Noun

    (-)
  • The sea
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