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    salt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word salt

    Definition
    (noun) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal) Definition
    (noun) white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    Synonyms : common salt , table salt
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    Synonyms : salinity , saltiness
    Definition
    (verb) add salt to Definition
    (verb) sprinkle as if with salt
    Example Sentence
    • the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps
    Definition
    (verb) add zest or liveliness to
    Example Sentence
    • She salts her lectures with jokes
    Definition
    (verb) preserve with salt
    Example Sentence
    • people used to salt meats on ships
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    (adj) (of speech) painful or bitter
    Example Sentence
    • salt scorn
    • a salt apology
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