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brine

Pronunciation: /braɪn/

Translation of brine in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (salt water) salmuera (feminine) olives in brine aceitunas (feminine plural) en salmuera
    Example sentences
    • The blocks are then salted in brine for 20 days and aged for two years.
    • You will find preserved vine leaves in good supermarkets and specialist stores in cans or jars, either in brine or salt.
    • Discard this water and use fresh water for your brine.
    1.2 (sea water) agua (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) salada or de mar 1.3 (the sea) [literary/literario] the brine el piélago [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • In England, the relative lack of sunshine meant that salt was usually made by heating brine artificially.
    • You are still just treading water, gulping brine into your empty heart and lungs.
    • Ashore a spume of brine water rains from an overhanging crag and sluices back through the beach.

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