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.