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 for Brine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brine \Brine\, v. t.
     1. To steep or saturate in brine.
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     2. To sprinkle with salt or brine; as, to brine hay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brine \Brine\, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr.
     brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See Burn.]
     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.
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     2. The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
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              Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.
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     3. Tears; -- so called from their saltness.
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              What a deal of brine
              Hath washed thy sallow cheecks for
              Rosaline!                             --Shak.
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     Brine fly (Zool.), a fly of the genus Ephydra, the
        larv[ae] of which live in artificial brines and in salt
     Brine gauge, an instrument for measuring the saltness of a
     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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