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Noun: salt  solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
  1. White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    - table salt, common salt
  2. The taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    - saltiness, salinity
  3. A compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  4. (cryptography) random content added to a message before encryption in order to make decryption more difficult
Verb: salt  solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
  1. (cooking) add salt to
  2. Sprinkle as if with salt
    "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
  3. Add zest or liveliness to
    "She salts her lectures with jokes"
  4. (cooking) preserve with salt
    "people used to salt meats on ships"
Adjective: salt  solt [N. Amer], sólt or solt [Brit]
  1. (of speech) painful or bitter
    "salt scorn"; "a salt apology"
  2. Containing salt or tasting of salt
    "salt water";
    - salty
Noun: SALT
  1. 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: salts, salted, salting

See also: brackish, brak [S.Africa], briny, saliferous, saline, saltish, sharp, tasty

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 [informal], sprinkle, taste, taste perception, taste sensation

Encyclopedia: Salt, Thomas