Definition of sault
1. salt [ n ] a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)Used in print:
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
In hard surface cleaning , the inorganic salts are more important than the organic active .
Greasy soils are hardly removed by washing in plain water ; and natural waters , in_addition , often contain impurities such_as calcium salts which can react with soils to make them more difficult to remove .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
After their work other investigators applied salt fractionation techniques to the problem , as_well_as fractionation with organic solvents , such_as acetone .
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Along Wappinger_Creek in Dutchess_County , past the white church at Fishkill , past Verplanck_'s_Point on the east bank of the Hudson , to the white salt crusted roads of the Long_Island_Rockaways there was a watching and an activity of preparing_for something explosive to happen .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
I learned , for_example , that he made a practice of yapping at dogs he encountered and , in winter , of sprinkling salt on the icy pavement to scarify their feet .Synonyms salt 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. salt [ n ] white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve foodUsed in print:
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Later , chlorothiazide and salt restriction became necessary to control the edema of chronic congestive failure .
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Suddenly he was interrupted in his daydreaming by a warm wetness lapping against his chin , and his eyes opened wide and long at the sight of a goat 's claret tongue , feasting against the salt taste of him .Synonyms salt common_salt table_salt Related Terms flavorer
3. salt [ a ] containing or filled with salt
Examples: "salt water"
(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
On_the_other_hand , Arnold 's `` The unplumbed , salt , estranging sea '' , taken in its context , certainly does so .Synonyms salt Related Terms fresh saline brackish saltish saliferous tasteful
4. salt [ a ] (rare; of speech) painful; bitter
Examples: "salt scorn"- Shakespeare "a salt apology"
5. salt [ v ] add salt toUsed in print:
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Salt and pepper each breast .Synonyms salt Related Terms season cooking salter salting
6. salt [ a ] (used especially of meats) preserved in saltSynonyms salted salt-cured salt Related Terms preserved
7. salt [ v ] preserve with salt
Examples: "people used to salt meats on ships"
8. SALT [ n ] 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 weaponsSynonyms SALT Strategic_Arms_Limitation_Talks Related Terms diplomacy
9. salt [ a ] one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea waterSynonyms salt salty Related Terms tasteful
10. salt [ v ] add zest or liveliness to
Examples: "She salts her lectures with jokes"
11. salt [ v ] sprinkle as if with salt
Examples: "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
12. salt [ n ] the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouthSynonyms saltiness salinity salt Related Terms taste
Rhymes withsalt assault basalt vault malt fault halt somersault asphalt default exalt cobalt thunderbolt
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