- 1Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.More 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.
- 1.1Seawater: dolphins and whales can’t help taking in the odd gulp of brine as they swallow a fishMore 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.
- 1.2A solution of salt and water in which food is preserved: the classic dirty martini includes a few drops of olive brineMore example sentences
- My Uncle Phil taught me how to make this dill pickle brine.
- Jimenez was treating the cut with anti-bacterial ointment and pickle brine.
- Make a Dirty Martini cocktail by increasing the vermouth and adding olive brine.
- 1.3 • technical A strong solution of a salt or salts: these brines percolated downwardMore example sentences
- The resin then must be ‘regenerated’ with a salt (sodium chloride) brine solution before further treatment can occur.
- The brine solution cools the product down while at the same time, adds salt to the cheese.
- Although not commonly used, potassium chloride can be used to create the salt brine.
verb[with object] (often as adjective brined) Back to top
- Soak in or saturate with salty water: brined anchoviesMore example sentences
- I brined the scallops and hazelnuts in water, salt, sugar, and liquid smoke.
- Fresh-pack or quick-process pickles are not fermented; some are brined several hours or overnight.
- Some 120,000 pounds of cheese - about a third of the day's production - can be brined at one time.
Old English brīne, of unknown origin.
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