Salt definitions

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Containing or filled with salt.

A salt spray; salt tears.

adjective
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Having a salty taste or smell.

Breathed the salt air.

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Preserved in salt or a salt solution.

Salt mackerel.

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A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative.
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An ionic chemical compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or other cations.
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Any of various mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics.
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Smelling salts.
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Epsom salts.
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An element that gives flavor or zest.
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Sharp lively wit.
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A sailor, especially when old or experienced.
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A saltcellar.
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To add, treat, season, or sprinkle with salt.
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To cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution.
verb
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To provide salt for (deer or cattle).
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To add zest or liveliness to.

Salt a lecture with anecdotes.

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To give an appearance of value to by fraudulent means, especially to place valuable minerals in (a mine) for the purpose of deceiving.
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A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used as a food seasoning and preservative.
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A chemical compound replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or electropositive radicals.
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Any of various mineral salts, such as magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, or potassium sodium tartrate, used as laxatives or cathartics.
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Smelling salts.
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Epsom salts.
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(slang) A sailor (also old salt).
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Salty; salted.

Salt beef; salt tears.

adjective
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Any of a large class of chemical compounds formed when a positively charged ion (a cation) bonds with a negatively charged ion (an anion), as when a halogen bonds with a metal. Salts are water soluble; when dissolved, the ions are freed from each other, and the electrical conductivity of the water is increased.
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(cryptography) Randomly chosen bytes added to a plaintext message prior to encrypting it, in order to render brute-force decryption more difficult.
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A salt marsh; salt grass.

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A colorless or white crystalline salt in which a sodium atom (the cation) is bonded to a chlorine atom (the anion). This salt is found naturally in all animal fluids, in seawater, and in underground deposits (when it is often called halite ). It is used widely as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called common salt, sodium chloride, table salt. Chemical formula: NaCl.
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A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
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A person who seeks employment at a company in order to (once employed by it) help unionize it.
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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
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Salt is sodium chloride, a white crystal found in sea water which is used for preserving and seasoning food.

An example of salt is what is found in a shaker on the table of most restaurants along with pepper.

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(chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
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(figuratively) That which preserves from corruption or error, or purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction.

His statements must be taken with a grain of salt.

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(uncommon) A salt marsh, a saline marsh at the shore of a sea.
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To add salt to.

To salt fish, beef, or pork.

verb
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Flooded with seawater.
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Found in or near such a flooded area.

Salt grasses.

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(intransitive) To deposit salt as a saline solution.

The brine begins to salt.

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(mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
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(cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
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To include colorful language in.
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To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
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(archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.
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To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
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Origin of salt

From Old English sealt, from Proto-Germanic *saltÄ… (compare Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish salt), from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚l- (compare French sel, Welsh halen, Old Irish salann, Latin sal, Russian соль (sol'), Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls), Albanian ngjelmë (“salty, savory"), Old Armenian Õ¡Õ² (aÅ‚), Tocharian A sāle, Sanskrit सलिल (salila)).