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brine

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noun \ˈbrīn\

Simple Definition of brine

  • : a mixture of salty water used especially to preserve or add flavor to food

  • : the salty water of the ocean

Full Definition of brine

  1. 1 a :  water saturated or strongly impregnated with common salt b :  a strong saline solution (as of calcium chloride)

  2. 2 :  the water of a sea or salt lake

Examples of brine

  1. The chicken was soaked in brine before it was roasted.

  2. <for hundreds of years people from Atlantic Canada have made their living from the brine>



Origin of brine

Middle English, from Old English brȳne; akin to Middle Dutch brīne brine


First Known Use: before 12th century

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brine

verb

Definition of brine

brinedbrin·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat (as by steeping) with brine

brin·er noun


1552

First Known Use of brine

1552



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