Noun: salt solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
Verb: salt solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
- The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
- saltiness, salinity
- White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
- table salt, common salt
- A compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
- (cryptography) random content added to a message before encryption in order to make decryption more difficult
Adjective: salt solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
- (cooking) add salt to
- Sprinkle as if with salt
"the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
- Add zest or liveliness to
"She salts her lectures with jokes"
- (cooking) preserve with salt
"people used to salt meats on ships"
- (of speech) painful or bitter
"salt scorn"; "a salt apology"
- 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
- Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
Derived forms: salting, salts, salted
See also: sharp
Type of: chemical compound, compound, diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations, flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, keep, preserve, season, seasoner, seasoning, spice, spice up, splash, splosh, sprinkle, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
Encyclopedia: Salt, Sun and Time SALT