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  Definition of salt
  1. the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
  2. negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries'' stock of nuclear weapons
  3. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  4. a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  5. preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"
  6. add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"
  7. sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
  8. add salt to
  9. of speech that is painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"
  10. containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
  11. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
Similar Words: saltiness, salinity, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT, table salt, common salt, salty

 

See Also: tasteful

 

Hyponyms: acetate, ethanoate, arsenate, chlorate, dibasic salt, hypochlorite, pyrophosphate, sulfonate, perchlorate, alkali, ammonium chloride, sal ammoniac, benzoate, borate, borosilicate, calcium lactate, calcium stearate, calcium octadecanoate, carbamate, carbonate, fulminate, chromate, cyanide, potassium bromide, potassium chlorate, potassium dichromate, ferricyanide, ferrocyanide, fluoroboride, fluosilicate, glutamate, halide, isocyanate, calcium chloride, calcium sulphate, calcium sulfate, manganate, chrome alum, tartrate, oxalacetate, oxaloacetate, oxalate, permanganate, phosphate, orthophosphate, inorganic phosphate, polyphosphate, propenoate, acrylate, salicylate, double salt, bile salt, Glauber's salt, Glauber's salts, cream of tartar, tartar, potassium hydrogen tartrate, sodium chlorate, bichromate, dichromate, sodium dichromate, sodium bichromate, microcosmic salt, silicate, sodium carbonate, washing soda, sal soda, soda ash, soda, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium fluoride, sulfate, sulphate, thiocyanate, tungstate, urate, vanadate, xanthate

 

Derivational Morphology: saltiness, salinity, table salt, common salt, salter, salting

 

Anagrams: last, slat, lats

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: Mandarin: 鹽   Croatian: sol  
Danish: salt and salte   Dutch: zout  
Finnish: suola and suolata   French: saler and sel  
Frisian: sâlt   German: Salz and salzen  
Greek: αλάτι   Hebrew: המליח  
Hindi: नमक   Hungarian: and sóz  
Icelandic: salt and salta   Indonesian: garam  
Japanese:   Korean: 소금  
Kurdish: خوێ   Latvian: sāls and sālīt  
Norwegian: salt and salte   Russian: солить and соль  
Slovene: sol and soliti   Spanish: sal  
Swedish: salt and salta   Tagalog: asin  
Yiddish: זאַלץ  
 
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