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1brine

noun \ˈbrīn\

: 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
a :  water saturated or strongly impregnated with common salt
b :  a strong saline solution (as of calcium chloride)
2
:  the water of a sea or salt lake
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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

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

2brine

verb
brinedbrin·ing

Definition of BRINE

transitive verb
:  to treat (as by steeping) with brine
brin·er noun

First Known Use of BRINE

1552
BRINING Defined for Kids

brine

noun \ˈbrīn\

Definition of BRINE for Kids

1
:  a mixture of salty water used especially to preserve or season food <pickle brine>
2
:  the salty water of the ocean

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