salineness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

saline +‎ -ness

NounEdit

salineness (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Salinity.
    • 1921, Matthew B. Kendrick, "Paving Material and Process of Making Same," Specification of Letters Patent, United States Patent Office, nbr. 1,371,032,
      The improved surfacing material, by virtue of the well-known properties of salt incorporated therein, prevents the accumulation of ice or the solidification of moisture upon the pavement, the salineness of the sand in the composition or material having a tendency directly to dissolve or melt ice on the pavement.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.