[ noun ] water containing salts
"the water in the ocean is all saltwater"
Used in print(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
As used in this Act , the term ' saline water ' includes sea_water , brackish water , and other mineralized or chemically charged water , and the term ' United_States ' extends to and includes the District_of_Columbia , the Commonwealth of Puerto_Rico , and the territories and possessions of the United_States .