brine

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Etymology[edit]

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)

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brine (uncountable)

  1. 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?
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Philander went into the next room [] and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
  2. The sea or ocean; the water of the sea.

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brine (third-person singular simple present brines, present participle brining, simple past and past participle brined)

  1. (transitive) To preserve food in a salt solution.

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brine f

  1. plural form of brina

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