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Meaning & Definition of Salt in English

English

Salt

/sɔlt/

noun

1. A compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

    synonym:
  • salt

2. White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

    synonym:
  • salt
  • ,
  • table salt
  • ,
  • common salt

3. 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

    synonym:
  • Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • ,
  • SALT

4. The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

    synonym:
  • salt
  • ,
  • saltiness
  • ,
  • salinity

verb

1. Add salt to

    synonym:
  • salt

2. Sprinkle as if with salt

  • "The rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
    synonym:
  • salt

3. Add zest or liveliness to

  • "She salts her lectures with jokes"
    synonym:
  • salt

4. Preserve with salt

  • "People used to salt meats on ships"
    synonym:
  • salt

adjective

1. (of speech) painful or bitter

  • "Salt scorn"- shakespeare
  • "A salt apology"
    synonym:
  • salt

Examples of using

Taste the rice to see if it needs more salt.
The rice needs more salt.
Pass the salt.