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 SALT SALT

noun

  • () a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)  ( salt )
    a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • () white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food  ( common salt, table salt, salt )
    white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  • the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth  ( salinity, salt, saltiness )
    the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
  • 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  ( SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks )
    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
  • adj

  • () (of speech) painful or bitter  ( salt )
    (of speech) painful or bitter
     salt scorn
    salt scorn
     a salt apology
    a salt apology
  • verb

  • () add salt to  ( salt )
    add salt to
  • preserve with salt  ( salt )
    preserve with salt
     people used to salt meats on ships
    people used to salt meats on ships
  • add zest or liveliness to  ( salt )
    add zest or liveliness to
     She salts her lectures with jokes
    She salts her lectures with jokes
  • sprinkle as if with salt  ( salt )
    sprinkle as if with salt
     the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps
    the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps