of salt; heavily saturated
salt solution, as for use in pickling
verb transitiveWord forms: brined or ˈbrining
to soak in or treat with brine
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Word origin of 'brine'ME & OE; prob. < IE *bhrēi-, to cut (> L friare, to crumble) < base *bher-, to cut; orig. sense “cutting, sharp”