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Definition 1: a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling - [noun denoting food]

(brine is a kind of ...) a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution

"he used a solution of peroxide and water"

Definition 2: water containing salts - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where brine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the water in the ocean is all saltwater

Synonyms for brine in the sense of this definition

(brine is a kind of ...) binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

(... is a kind of brine ) seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin

(brine is made of the substance ...) a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water

(brine is made of the substance ...) a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

(brine is made of the substance ...) a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

(brine is made of the substance ...) a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)

(brine is made of the substance ...) a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)

(brine is made of the substance ...) a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent

(brine is made of the substance ...) the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater

Definition 3: soak in brine - [verb of change]

(brine is a kind of ...) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

"souse water on his hot face"

(brine belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

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