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brine

noun \ ˈbrīn \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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

Examples of brine in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of brine

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

brine Synonyms

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brine

verb

Definition of brine

brined; brining
transitive verb
:to treat (as by steeping) with brine

briner

noun

Recent Examples of brine from the Web

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First Known Use of brine

1552


BRINE Defined for English Language Learners

brine

noun

Definition of brine for English Language Learners

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

  • : the salty water of the ocean


BRINE Defined for Kids

brine

noun \ ˈbrīn \

Definition of brine for Students

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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