Meaning of BRINE in English


I. ˈbrīn noun

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

Date: before 12th century


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

II. transitive verb

( brined ; brin·ing )

Date: 1552

: to treat (as by steeping) with brine

• brin·er noun

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