Saliferous rocks(Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; — so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of salt. The saliferous beds of New York State belong largely to the Salina period of the Upper Silurian. See the Chart of Geology.

(Sal"i*fi`a*ble) a. [Cf. F. salifiable. See Salify.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; — said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.

(Sal`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. salification.] (Chem.) The act, process, or result of salifying; the state of being salified.

(Sal"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Salifying ] [F. salifier; from L. sal salt + - ficare (only in comp.) to make. See -fy.] (Chem.) (a) To combine or impregnate with a salt. (b) To form a salt with; to convert into a salt; as, to salify a base or an acid.

(Sa"li*ent), a. (Fort.) A salient angle or part; a projection.

(Sa"li*ent*ly), adv. In a salient manner.

(Sa*lif"er*ous) a. [L. sal salt + -ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt.

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