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Dictionary definition for: Salt

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

2. (v) add salt to

3. (a) containing or filled with salt; "salt water"

4. (n) white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

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

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

7. (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 weapons

8. (v) add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"

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

10. (n) the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth

11. (v) preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"

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