Meaning of BRINE in English

BRINE

I. ˈbrīn noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English brȳne; akin to Middle Dutch brīne brine, Latin fricare to rub — more at friction

1.

a. : water saturated or strongly impregnated with common salt

b. : a strong saline solution (as of calcium chloride used in refrigeration)

c. : the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake

d. : sea , ocean

2. obsolete : tears

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to treat (as by steeping or saturating) with brine

brined pork

brined hides

• brin·er -nə(r) noun -s

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