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salt
  • noun

    Any chemical compound formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, with all or part of the hydrogen of the acid replaced by a metal or other cation.
    An experienced sailor. (he was one of many old salts who lined up to volunteer)
    verb
    Season or preserve with salt. (cook the carrots in boiling salted water)
    Sprinkle (a road or path) with salt in order to melt snow or ice. (local authorities worked to improve travel conditions by gritting and salting roads)
    Fraudulently make (a mine) appear to be a paying one by placing rich ore into it. (I shall want to see some evidence that there really is a seam—no salting it, no faking)
    (of a horse) having developed a resistance to disease by surviving it. (To determine this I inoculated a "salted" horse, which had also had repeated large injections of virulent blood, with 50 c.c. of fresh blood. ...)
    adjective
    Impregnated with, treated with, or tasting of salt. (salt water)
    (of a plant) growing on the coast or in salt marshes. (the region is rich in salt plant communities and reed beds)

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