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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seawater, saltwater, brine(noun)

    water containing salts

    "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"

  2. brine(verb)

    a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling

  3. brine(verb)

    soak in brine


  1. brine(Noun)

    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?

  2. brine(Noun)

    the sea or ocean; the water of the sea

  3. brine(Verb)

    To preserve food in a salt solution.

  4. Origin: From bryne, from brein- (compare West Frisian brein, Dutch brijn), from bʰreHi- ‘to cut, maim’ (compare Old Irish ro·bria ‘may hurt, damage’, Latin friare ‘to rub, crumble’, Slovenian bríti ‘to shave, shear’, Albanian brej ‘to gnaw’, Sanskrit ‘they injure, hurt’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brine(noun)

    water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the evaporation of natural or artificial waters

  2. Brine(noun)

    the ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake

  3. Brine(noun)

    tears; -- so called from their saltness

  4. Brine(verb)

    to steep or saturate in brine

  5. Brine(verb)

    to sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay


  1. Brine

    Brine is a solution of salt in water. In different contexts, brine may refer to salt solutions ranging from about 3.5% up to about 26%. Brine is used to preserve vegetables, fruit, fish and meat in a process known as brining. Brine is also commonly used to age halloumi and feta cheeses, or for pickling foodstuffs, as a means of preserving them. Brine is a common fluid used in large refrigeration installations for the transport of thermal energy from place to place. It is used because the addition of salt to water lowers the freezing temperature of the solution and the heat transport efficiency can be greatly enhanced for the comparatively low cost of the material. The lowest freezing point obtainable for NaCl brine is −21.1 °C at 23.3wt% NaCl. This is called the eutectic point. In colder temperatures, brine can be used to de-ice or reduce freezing temperatures on roads. Brine also refers to naturally occurring salt water. The brine outcropping at the surface as saltwater springs are known as "licks" or "salines". The contents of dissolved solids in groundwater vary highly from one location to another on earth, both in terms of specific constituents and regarding the concentration level. Using one of several classification of groundwater based on Total Dissolved Solids, brine is water containing more than 100,000 mg/L TDS. Brine is commonly produced during well completion operations, particularly after the hydraulic fracturing of a well.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brine

    brīn, n. salt water: the sea.—ns. Brine′-pit, a pit or pan in which brine is evaporated, so as to form salt: a salt spring; Brine′-shrimp, a small crustacean.—adjs. Brin′ish, like brine: somewhat salt; Brin′y, pertaining to brine or to the sea: salt.—The briny (slang), the sea. [A.S. brýne, a burning; applied to salt liquor, from its burning, biting quality.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brine

    Water replete with saline particles, as brine-pickle for salt meat. The briny wave.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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