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1. salt  (noun) 
the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth

  Also known as: saltiness, salinity

  More Generic:
    taste     taste sensation     gustatory sensation     taste perception     gustatory perception

2. SALT  (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

  More Generic:
    diplomacy     diplomatic negotiations

3. salt  (noun) 
white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

  Also known as: table salt, common salt

  More Generic:
    flavorer     flavourer     flavoring     flavouring     seasoner     seasoning

4. salt  (noun) 
a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

  More Specific:
acetate / ethanoate - a salt or ester of acetic acid
arsenate - a salt or ester of arsenic acid
chlorate - any salt of chloric acid
dibasic salt - a salt derived by replacing two hydrogen atoms per molecule
hypochlorite - any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid
pyrophosphate - a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
sulfonate - a salt of sulphonic acid
perchlorate - a salt of perchloric acid
alkali - a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water
ammonium chloride / sal ammoniac - a white salt used in dry cells
benzoate - any salt or ester of benzoic acid
borate - a salt or ester of boric acid
borosilicate - a salt of boric and silicic acids
calcium lactate - a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate
calcium stearate / calcium octadecanoate - an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid
carbamate - a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid
carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
fulminate - a salt or ester of fulminic acid
chromate - any salt or ester of chromic acid
cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
potassium bromide - a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography
potassium chlorate - a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives
potassium dichromate - an orange-red salt used in making dyes and in photography
ferricyanide - salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide
ferrocyanide - salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate
fluoroboride - a salt of fluoroboric acid
fluosilicate - salt of fluosilicic acid
glutamate - a salt or ester of glutamic acid
halide - a salt of any halogen acid
isocyanate - a salt or ester of isocyanic acid
calcium chloride - a deliquescent salt
calcium sulphate / calcium sulfate - a white salt (CaSO4)
manganate - a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion
chrome alum - a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing
tartrate - a salt or ester of tartaric acid
oxalacetate / oxaloacetate - a salt or ester of oxalacetic acid
oxalate - a salt or ester of oxalic acid
permanganate - a dark purple salt of permanganic acid
phosphate / orthophosphate / inorganic phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid
polyphosphate - a salt or ester of polyphosphoric acid
propenoate / acrylate - a salt or ester of propenoic acid
salicylate - a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)
double salt - a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
bile salt - a salt of bile acid and a base
Glauber's salt / Glauber's salts - (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic
cream of tartar / tartar / potassium hydrogen tartrate - a salt used especially in baking powder
sodium chlorate - a colorless salt (NaClO3) used as a weed killer and an antiseptic
bichromate / dichromate - a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid
sodium dichromate / sodium bichromate - a red-orange salt used as a mordant
microcosmic salt - a white salt present in urine and used to test for metal oxides
silicate - a salt or ester derived from silicic acid
sodium carbonate / washing soda / sal soda / soda ash / soda - a sodium salt of carbonic acid
sodium carboxymethyl cellulose - a gummy substance that is a sodium salt of carboxymethyl cellulose
sodium fluoride - a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (NaF) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay
sulfate / sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
thiocyanate - a salt of thiocyanic acid
tungstate - a salt of tungstic acid
urate - a salt of uric acid
vanadate - a salt or ester of vanadic acid
xanthate - a salt or ester of xanthic acid

  More Generic:
    compound     chemical compound

5. salt  (verb) 
preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"

    cooking / cookery / preparation

  More Generic:
    preserve     keep

6. salt  (verb) 
add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"

  More Generic:
    spice     spice up

7. salt  (verb) 
sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

  More Generic:
    sprinkle     splash     splosh

8. salt  (verb) 
add salt to

    cooking / cookery / preparation

  More Generic:
    season     flavor     flavour

9. salt  (s) 
of speech that is painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"


10. salt  (adj) 
containing or filled with salt; "salt water"

  See Also:

    brackish     briny     saliferous     saline     salty     saltish

  Opposite of:

11. salt  (s) 
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

  Also known as: salty



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