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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brine /ˈbraɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brine n.
 1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle; hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the evaporation of natural or artificial waters.
 2. The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
    Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.   --Cowper.
 3. Tears; -- so called from their saltness.
 What a deal of brine
 Hath washed thy sallow cheecks for
 Rosaline!   --Shak.
 Brine fly Zool., a fly of the genus Ephydra, the larvæ of which live in artificial brines and in salt lakes.
 Brine gauge, an instrument for measuring the saltness of a liquid.
 Brine pan, a pit or pan of salt water, where salt is formed by cristallization.
 Brine pit, a salt spring or well, from which water is taken to be boiled or evaporated for making salt.
 Brine pump Marine Engin., a pump for changing the water in the boilers, so as to clear them of the brine which collects at the bottom.
 Brine shrimp, Brine worm Zool., a phyllopod crustacean of the genus Artemia, inhabiting the strong brines of salt works and natural salt lakes. See Artemia.
 Brine spring, a spring of salt water.
 Leach brine Saltmaking, brine which drops from granulated salt in drying, and is preserved to be boiled again.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brine v. t.
 1. To steep or saturate in brine.
 2. To sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all
           saltwater" [syn: seawater, saltwater] [ant: fresh
      2: a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling
      v : soak in brine