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water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.
a salt and water solution for pickling.
the sea or ocean.
the water of the sea.
Chemistry. any saline solution.
to treat with or steep in brine.
Contemporary Examples

Turkey Day Bacchanal Christopher Idone November 22, 2009
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Idea for Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian Cooperation Emily L. Hauser December 10, 2013

Historical Examples

The Wonder Book of Knowledge Various
The Book of Humorous Verse Various
In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (8 of 12) Raphael Holinshed
Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
Three Years in Western China Alexander Hosie
Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston

a strong solution of salt and water, used for salting and pickling meats, etc
the sea or its water

a concentrated solution of sodium chloride in water
any solution of a salt in water: a potassium chloride brine

(transitive) to soak in or treat with brine


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