saltness
noun see salt III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Saltness — Salt ness, n. The quality or state of being salt, or state of being salt, or impregnated with salt; salt taste; as, the saltness of sea water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English saltnesse, from Old English sealtnes, from sealt salt + nes ness more at salt : the quality or state of being salt or salty: as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • saltness — salt ► NOUN 1) (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. 2) Chemistry any compound formed by the reaction of an acid with a base,… …   English terms dictionary

  • saltness — /sawlt nis/, n. the state or quality of being salt or salty. [bef. 900; ME saltnesse; OE sealtnes. See SALT1, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saltness — noun The state or quality of being salt …   Wiktionary

  • saltness — salt·ness …   English syllables

  • Brine — Brine, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See {Burn}.] 1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother liquor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brine fly — Brine Brine, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See {Burn}.] 1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brine gauge — Brine Brine, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See {Burn}.] 1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brine pan — Brine Brine, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr. brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See {Burn}.] 1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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