Brine meaning

brīn
Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially sodium chloride.
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The sea or ocean; the water of the sea.
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To preserve food in a salt solution.
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Salt water used for preserving and pickling foods.
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Water full of salt; heavily saturated salt solution, as for use in pickling.
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Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially sodium chloride. The high salt content is usually due to evaporation or freezing.
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To soak in or treat with brine.
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Salt water; water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; a salt-and-water solution for pickling.

Do you want a can of tuna in oil or in brine?

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To immerse, preserve, or pickle in salt water.
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The water of a sea or ocean.
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Origin of brine

  • Middle English from Old English brīne

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English brȳne, from Proto-Germanic *brein- (compare West Frisian brein, Dutch brijn), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHi- (“to cut, maim”) (compare Old Irish ro·bria (“may hurt, damage”), Latin friāre (“to rub, crumble”), Slovene bríti (“to shave, shear”), Albanian brej (“to gnaw”), Sanskrit [script?] (bhrīņā́ti, “they injure, hurt”)

    From Wiktionary