1. [ noun ] (chemistry) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Related terms: compound phosphate polyphosphate calcium_lactate isocyanate perchlorate nitrate thiocyanate calcium_sulphate fluoroboride carbonate borate silicate calcium_carbonate calcium_chloride carbamate fulminate chromate alkali dibasic_salt oxalate cyanide ammonium_chloride potassium_bromide potassium_carbonate benzoate hypochlorite arsenate Glauber's_salt potassium_dichromate pyrophosphate urate potassium_chlorate ferricyanide manganate chrome_alum tartrate oxalacetate ferrocyanide permanganate borosilicate sulfonate propenoate salicylate double_salt bile_salt sodium_carbonate cream_of_tartar sodium_carboxymethyl_cellulose sodium_chlorate bichromate sodium_dichromate nitrite microcosmic_salt fluosilicate sulfate glutamate sodium_fluoride tungstate vanadate halide calcium_stearate common_salt xanthate chlorate acetate
2. [ noun ] (food) white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
Synonyms: common_salt table_salt
Related terms: flavorer
3. [ adjective ] containing or filled with salt

"salt water"

Related terms: fresh saline brackish saltish saliferous tasteful
4. [ adjective ] (rare; of speech) painful; bitter

"salt scorn"- Shakespeare "a salt apology"

Related terms: sharp
5. [ verb ] (food) add salt to
Related terms: season cooking salter salting
6. [ adjective ] (used especially of meats) preserved in salt
Synonyms: salt-cured salted
Related terms: preserved
7. [ verb ] (food) preserve with salt

"people used to salt meats on ships"

Related terms: preserve cooking salter
8. [ 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
Related terms: diplomacy
9. [ adjective ] one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
Synonyms: salty
Related terms: tasteful
10. [ verb ] add zest or liveliness to

"She salts her lectures with jokes"

Related terms: spice
11. [ verb ] sprinkle as if with salt

"the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

Related terms: sprinkle
12. [ noun ] (psychology,food) the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
Synonyms: salinity saltiness
Related terms: taste
Similar spelling:   salty