ETYM AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, from brinnan, brynnan, to burn. Related to Burn.
A strong solution of salt and water used for pickling.
Common name for a solution of sodium chloride (NaCl) in water.
Brines are used extensively in the food-manufacturing industry for canning vegetables, pickling vegetables (sauerkraut manufacture), and curing meat. Industrially, brine is the source from which chlorine, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), and sodium carbonate are made.
To soak in brine.