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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[[Seawater]] containing a higher concentration of dissolved salt than that of the ordinary ocean.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Brine is produced by the [[evaporation]] or [[freezing]] of seawater, for, in the latter case, the [[sea  ice]] formed is much less saline than the initial liquid, leaving the adjacent unfrozen water with  increased [[salinity]]. The liquid remaining after seawater has been concentrated by [[evaporation]] until  salt has crystallized is called [[bittern]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[[seawater|Seawater]] containing a higher concentration of dissolved salt than that of the ordinary ocean.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Brine is produced by the [[evaporation]] or [[freezing]] of seawater, for, in the latter case, the [[sea ice|sea  ice]] formed is much less saline than the initial liquid, leaving the adjacent unfrozen water with  increased [[salinity]]. The liquid remaining after seawater has been concentrated by [[evaporation]] until  salt has crystallized is called [[bittern]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:31, 25 April 2012



brine

Seawater containing a higher concentration of dissolved salt than that of the ordinary ocean.

Brine is produced by the evaporation or freezing of seawater, for, in the latter case, the sea ice formed is much less saline than the initial liquid, leaving the adjacent unfrozen water with increased salinity. The liquid remaining after seawater has been concentrated by evaporation until salt has crystallized is called bittern.