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brine

[brahyn] /braɪn/
noun
1.
water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.
2.
a salt and water solution for pickling.
3.
the sea or ocean.
4.
the water of the sea.
5.
Chemistry. any saline solution.
verb (used with object), brined, brining.
6.
to treat with or steep in brine.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English brȳne; cognate with Dutch brijn
Related forms
brineless, adjective
briner, noun
brinish, adjective
brinishness, noun
unbrined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un brined

brine

/braɪn/
noun
1.
a strong solution of salt and water, used for salting and pickling meats, etc
2.
the sea or its water
3.
(chem)
  1. a concentrated solution of sodium chloride in water
  2. any solution of a salt in water: a potassium chloride brine
verb
4.
(transitive) to soak in or treat with brine
Derived Forms
brinish, adjective
Word Origin
Old English brīne; related to Middle Dutch brīne, Old Slavonic bridŭ bitter, Sanskrit bibhrāya burnt
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Word Origin and History for un brined

brine

n.

Old English bryne "brine," origin unknown; no known cognates beyond Dutch brijn, Flemish brijne.

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un brined in Science
brine
  (brīn)   
  1. Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially sodium chloride. The high salt content is usually due to evaporation or freezing.

  2. The water of a sea or ocean.


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Encyclopedia Article for un brined

brine

salt water, particularly a highly concentrated water solution of common salt (sodium chloride). Natural brines occur underground, in salt lakes, or as seawater and are commercially important sources of common salt and other salts, such as chlorides and sulfates of magnesium and potassium.

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