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

  2. [noun] white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    Synonyms: table common

  3. [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
    Synonyms: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT

  4. [noun] the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
    Synonyms: iness, salinity

  5. [verb] add salt to

  6. [verb] sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

  7. [verb] add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"

  8. [verb] preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"

  9. [adjective] containing or filled with salt; "salt water"

  10. [adjective] of speech that is painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"

  11. [adjective] one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water


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