verb (used with object), brined, brin·ing.
- brine shrimp,
- brinell hardness number,
- bring about
Origin of brine
Examples from the Web for brine
Dumping the brine from Point A into Point B is likely to cause lasting ecological damage.A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Idea for Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian Cooperation|Emily L. Hauser|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I buy a farm-raised free-range turkey that I usually brine before roasting.
Recovering her equilibrium, the ship started through the brine, and as the succeeding roller came on, she was urging ahead fast.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
In sheer devilment they cut it up, put it into a cask of brine that stood handy, and then recovered the cask and left it.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
The first mouthful sent a thrill of horror to his heart; it was salt as brine.The Dog Crusoe and his Master|R.M. Ballantyne
Pour it hot on the ham, and baste it every day; it may then remain in the brine two or three weeks.
There was a sudden whirlpool, a splashing and a spluttering, as all the five men went under and drank the brine.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
- a concentrated solution of sodium chloride in water
- any solution of a salt in watera potassium chloride brine
Word Origin for brine
Old English bryne "brine," origin unknown; no known cognates beyond Dutch brijn, Flemish brijne.