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salt

  

      n  
1    a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food  
2    modifier   preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water  
salt pork, salt marshes     
3      (Chem)   any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base  
4    liveliness or pungency  
his wit added salt to the discussion     
5    dry or laconic wit  
6    a sailor, esp. one who is old and experienced  
7       short for       saltcellar  
8    rub salt into someone's wounds   to make someone's pain, shame, etc., even worse  
9    salt of the earth   a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind  
10    with a grain (or pinch) of salt   with reservations; sceptically  
11    worth one's salt   efficient; worthy of one's pay  
      vb   tr  
12    to season or preserve with salt  
13    to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc.) to melt the ice  
14    to add zest to  
15    often foll by: down or away   to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution  
16      (Chem)   to treat with common salt or other chemical salt  
17    to provide (cattle, etc.) with salt  
18    to give a false appearance of value to, esp. to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc.)  
      adj  
19    not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty  
20    Obsolete   rank or lascivious (esp. in the phrase a salt wit),   (See also)        salt away       salt out       salts  
     (Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sals, Latin sal, Greek hals)  
  saltish      adj  
  saltless      adj  
  saltlike      adj  
  saltness      n  


acid salt  
      n     (Chem)   a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid  
Attic salt   , wit  
      n   refined incisive wit  
complex salt  
      n   a salt that contains one or more complex ions  
   Compare       double salt  
diazonium salt  
      n   any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing  
double salt  
      n   a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts  
   Compare       complex salt  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
Glauber's salt   , Glauber salt  
      n   the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate  
     (C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist)  
Great Salt Lake  
      n   a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft.): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq. km (1000 sq. miles) to over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)  
microcosmic salt  
      n   a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides  
pepper-and-salt  
      adj  
1    (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white  
2    (of hair) streaked with grey  
Rochelle salt  
      n   a white crystalline double salt used in Seidlitz powder. Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O  
rock salt  
      n      another name for       halite  
SALT  
      n acronym for   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty  
salt away   ,   (less commonly)   down  
      vb   tr, adv   to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc.)  
salt bath  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a bath of molten salts in which steel can be immersed to soak to a uniform and accurately maintained temperature as part of the process of heat treatment. Different salts are used for different temperatures  
salt cake  
      n   an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes  
salt dome   , plug  
      n   a domelike structure of stratified rocks containing a central core of salt: formed by the upward movement of a salt deposit  
salt flat  
      n   a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water  
salt lake  
      n   an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation  
Salt Lake City  
      n   a city in N central Utah, near the Great Salt Lake at an altitude of 1330 m (4300 ft.): state capital; founded in 1847 by the Mormons as world capital of the Mormon Church; University of Utah (1850). Pop.: 172575 (1996 est.)  
salt lick  
      n  
1    a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits  
2    a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic animals to lick  
salt marsh  
      n   an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation  
salt out  
      vb   adv     (Chem)   to cause (a dissolved substance) to come out of solution by adding an electrolyte  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
spirits of salt  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
table salt  
      n   salt that is used at table rather than for cooking  
volatile salt  
      n      another name for       sal volatile  
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SALT  
      n acronym for   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty  


acid salt  
      n     (Chem)   a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid  
Attic salt   , wit  
      n   refined incisive wit  
complex salt  
      n   a salt that contains one or more complex ions  
   Compare       double salt  
diazonium salt  
      n   any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing  
double salt  
      n   a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts  
   Compare       complex salt  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
Glauber's salt   , Glauber salt  
      n   the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate  
     (C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist)  
Great Salt Lake  
      n   a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft.): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq. km (1000 sq. miles) to over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)  
microcosmic salt  
      n   a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides  
pepper-and-salt  
      adj  
1    (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white  
2    (of hair) streaked with grey  
Rochelle salt  
      n   a white crystalline double salt used in Seidlitz powder. Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O  
rock salt  
      n      another name for       halite  
salt  
      n  
1    a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food  
2    modifier   preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water  
salt pork, salt marshes     
3      (Chem)   any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base  
4    liveliness or pungency  
his wit added salt to the discussion     
5    dry or laconic wit  
6    a sailor, esp. one who is old and experienced  
7       short for       saltcellar  
8    rub salt into someone's wounds   to make someone's pain, shame, etc., even worse  
9    salt of the earth   a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind  
10    with a grain (or pinch) of salt   with reservations; sceptically  
11    worth one's salt   efficient; worthy of one's pay  
      vb   tr  
12    to season or preserve with salt  
13    to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc.) to melt the ice  
14    to add zest to  
15    often foll by: down or away   to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution  
16      (Chem)   to treat with common salt or other chemical salt  
17    to provide (cattle, etc.) with salt  
18    to give a false appearance of value to, esp. to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc.)  
      adj  
19    not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty  
20    Obsolete   rank or lascivious (esp. in the phrase a salt wit),   (See also)        salt away       salt out       salts  
     (Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sals, Latin sal, Greek hals)  
  saltish      adj  
  saltless      adj  
  saltlike      adj  
  saltness      n  
salt away   ,   (less commonly)   down  
      vb   tr, adv   to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc.)  
salt bath  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a bath of molten salts in which steel can be immersed to soak to a uniform and accurately maintained temperature as part of the process of heat treatment. Different salts are used for different temperatures  
salt cake  
      n   an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes  
salt dome   , plug  
      n   a domelike structure of stratified rocks containing a central core of salt: formed by the upward movement of a salt deposit  
salt flat  
      n   a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water  
salt lake  
      n   an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation  
Salt Lake City  
      n   a city in N central Utah, near the Great Salt Lake at an altitude of 1330 m (4300 ft.): state capital; founded in 1847 by the Mormons as world capital of the Mormon Church; University of Utah (1850). Pop.: 172575 (1996 est.)  
salt lick  
      n  
1    a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits  
2    a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic animals to lick  
salt marsh  
      n   an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation  
salt out  
      vb   adv     (Chem)   to cause (a dissolved substance) to come out of solution by adding an electrolyte  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
spirits of salt  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
table salt  
      n   salt that is used at table rather than for cooking  
volatile salt  
      n      another name for       sal volatile  

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onium compound   , salt         
      n     (Chem)   any salt in which the positive ion (onium ion) is formed by the attachment of a proton to a neutral compound, as in ammonium, oxonium, and sulphonium compounds  
     (C20: from (amm)onium)  


acid salt  
      n     (Chem)   a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid  
Attic salt   , wit  
      n   refined incisive wit  
complex salt  
      n   a salt that contains one or more complex ions  
   Compare       double salt  
diazonium salt  
      n   any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing  
double salt  
      n   a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts  
   Compare       complex salt  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
Glauber's salt   , Glauber salt  
      n   the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate  
     (C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist)  
Great Salt Lake  
      n   a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft.): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq. km (1000 sq. miles) to over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)  
microcosmic salt  
      n   a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides  
pepper-and-salt  
      adj  
1    (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white  
2    (of hair) streaked with grey  
Rochelle salt  
      n   a white crystalline double salt used in Seidlitz powder. Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O  
rock salt  
      n      another name for       halite  
salt         
      n  
1    a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food  
2    modifier   preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water  
salt pork, salt marshes     
3      (Chem)   any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base  
4    liveliness or pungency  
his wit added salt to the discussion     
5    dry or laconic wit  
6    a sailor, esp. one who is old and experienced  
7       short for       saltcellar  
8    rub salt into someone's wounds   to make someone's pain, shame, etc., even worse  
9    salt of the earth   a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind  
10    with a grain (or pinch) of salt   with reservations; sceptically  
11    worth one's salt   efficient; worthy of one's pay  
      vb   tr  
12    to season or preserve with salt  
13    to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc.) to melt the ice  
14    to add zest to  
15    often foll by: down or away   to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution  
16      (Chem)   to treat with common salt or other chemical salt  
17    to provide (cattle, etc.) with salt  
18    to give a false appearance of value to, esp. to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc.)  
      adj  
19    not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty  
20    Obsolete   rank or lascivious (esp. in the phrase a salt wit),   (See also)        salt away       salt out       salts  
     (Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sals, Latin sal, Greek hals)  
  saltish      adj  
  saltless      adj  
  saltlike      adj  
  saltness      n  
SALT  
      n acronym for   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty  
salt away   ,   (less commonly)   down  
      vb   tr, adv   to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc.)  
salt bath  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a bath of molten salts in which steel can be immersed to soak to a uniform and accurately maintained temperature as part of the process of heat treatment. Different salts are used for different temperatures  
salt cake  
      n   an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes  
salt dome   , plug  
      n   a domelike structure of stratified rocks containing a central core of salt: formed by the upward movement of a salt deposit  
salt flat  
      n   a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water  
salt lake  
      n   an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation  
Salt Lake City  
      n   a city in N central Utah, near the Great Salt Lake at an altitude of 1330 m (4300 ft.): state capital; founded in 1847 by the Mormons as world capital of the Mormon Church; University of Utah (1850). Pop.: 172575 (1996 est.)  
salt lick  
      n  
1    a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits  
2    a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic animals to lick  
salt marsh  
      n   an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation  
salt out  
      vb   adv     (Chem)   to cause (a dissolved substance) to come out of solution by adding an electrolyte  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
spirits of salt  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
table salt  
      n   salt that is used at table rather than for cooking  
volatile salt  
      n      another name for       sal volatile  

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Collins
oxonium compound   , salt         
      n     (Chem)   any of a class of salts derived from certain organic ethers or alcohols by adding a proton to the oxygen atom and thus producing a positive ion (oxonium ion)  


acid salt  
      n     (Chem)   a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid  
Attic salt   , wit  
      n   refined incisive wit  
complex salt  
      n   a salt that contains one or more complex ions  
   Compare       double salt  
diazonium salt  
      n   any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing  
double salt  
      n   a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts  
   Compare       complex salt  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
Glauber's salt   , Glauber salt  
      n   the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate  
     (C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist)  
Great Salt Lake  
      n   a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft.): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq. km (1000 sq. miles) to over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)  
microcosmic salt  
      n   a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides  
pepper-and-salt  
      adj  
1    (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white  
2    (of hair) streaked with grey  
Rochelle salt  
      n   a white crystalline double salt used in Seidlitz powder. Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O  
rock salt  
      n      another name for       halite  
salt         
      n  
1    a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food  
2    modifier   preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water  
salt pork, salt marshes     
3      (Chem)   any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base  
4    liveliness or pungency  
his wit added salt to the discussion     
5    dry or laconic wit  
6    a sailor, esp. one who is old and experienced  
7       short for       saltcellar  
8    rub salt into someone's wounds   to make someone's pain, shame, etc., even worse  
9    salt of the earth   a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind  
10    with a grain (or pinch) of salt   with reservations; sceptically  
11    worth one's salt   efficient; worthy of one's pay  
      vb   tr  
12    to season or preserve with salt  
13    to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc.) to melt the ice  
14    to add zest to  
15    often foll by: down or away   to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution  
16      (Chem)   to treat with common salt or other chemical salt  
17    to provide (cattle, etc.) with salt  
18    to give a false appearance of value to, esp. to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc.)  
      adj  
19    not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty  
20    Obsolete   rank or lascivious (esp. in the phrase a salt wit),   (See also)        salt away       salt out       salts  
     (Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sals, Latin sal, Greek hals)  
  saltish      adj  
  saltless      adj  
  saltlike      adj  
  saltness      n  
SALT  
      n acronym for   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty  
salt away   ,   (less commonly)   down  
      vb   tr, adv   to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc.)  
salt bath  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a bath of molten salts in which steel can be immersed to soak to a uniform and accurately maintained temperature as part of the process of heat treatment. Different salts are used for different temperatures  
salt cake  
      n   an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes  
salt dome   , plug  
      n   a domelike structure of stratified rocks containing a central core of salt: formed by the upward movement of a salt deposit  
salt flat  
      n   a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water  
salt lake  
      n   an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation  
Salt Lake City  
      n   a city in N central Utah, near the Great Salt Lake at an altitude of 1330 m (4300 ft.): state capital; founded in 1847 by the Mormons as world capital of the Mormon Church; University of Utah (1850). Pop.: 172575 (1996 est.)  
salt lick  
      n  
1    a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits  
2    a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic animals to lick  
salt marsh  
      n   an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation  
salt out  
      vb   adv     (Chem)   to cause (a dissolved substance) to come out of solution by adding an electrolyte  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
spirits of salt  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
table salt  
      n   salt that is used at table rather than for cooking  
volatile salt  
      n      another name for       sal volatile  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
sodium chloride  
      n   common table salt; a soluble colourless crystalline compound occurring naturally as halite and in sea water: widely used as a seasoning and preservative for food and in the manufacture of chemicals, glass, and soap. Formula: NaCl,   (Also called)    salt         


acid salt  
      n     (Chem)   a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid  
Attic salt   , wit  
      n   refined incisive wit  
complex salt  
      n   a salt that contains one or more complex ions  
   Compare       double salt  
diazonium salt  
      n   any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing  
double salt  
      n   a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts  
   Compare       complex salt  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
Glauber's salt   , Glauber salt  
      n   the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate  
     (C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist)  
Great Salt Lake  
      n   a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft.): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq. km (1000 sq. miles) to over 5000 sq. km (2000 sq. miles)  
microcosmic salt  
      n   a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides  
pepper-and-salt  
      adj  
1    (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white  
2    (of hair) streaked with grey  
Rochelle salt  
      n   a white crystalline double salt used in Seidlitz powder. Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O  
rock salt  
      n      another name for       halite  
salt         
      n  
1    a white powder or colourless crystalline solid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride and used for seasoning and preserving food  
2    modifier   preserved in, flooded with, containing, or growing in salt or salty water  
salt pork, salt marshes     
3      (Chem)   any of a class of usually crystalline solid compounds that are formed from, or can be regarded as formed from, an acid and a base by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms in the acid molecules by positive ions from the base  
4    liveliness or pungency  
his wit added salt to the discussion     
5    dry or laconic wit  
6    a sailor, esp. one who is old and experienced  
7       short for       saltcellar  
8    rub salt into someone's wounds   to make someone's pain, shame, etc., even worse  
9    salt of the earth   a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind  
10    with a grain (or pinch) of salt   with reservations; sceptically  
11    worth one's salt   efficient; worthy of one's pay  
      vb   tr  
12    to season or preserve with salt  
13    to scatter salt over (an icy road, path, etc.) to melt the ice  
14    to add zest to  
15    often foll by: down or away   to preserve or cure with salt or saline solution  
16      (Chem)   to treat with common salt or other chemical salt  
17    to provide (cattle, etc.) with salt  
18    to give a false appearance of value to, esp. to introduce valuable ore fraudulently into (a mine, sample, etc.)  
      adj  
19    not sour, sweet, or bitter; salty  
20    Obsolete   rank or lascivious (esp. in the phrase a salt wit),   (See also)        salt away       salt out       salts  
     (Old English sealt; related to Old Norse, Gothic salt, German Salz, Lettish sals, Latin sal, Greek hals)  
  saltish      adj  
  saltless      adj  
  saltlike      adj  
  saltness      n  
SALT  
      n acronym for   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks or Treaty  
salt away   ,   (less commonly)   down  
      vb   tr, adv   to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc.)  
salt bath  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a bath of molten salts in which steel can be immersed to soak to a uniform and accurately maintained temperature as part of the process of heat treatment. Different salts are used for different temperatures  
salt cake  
      n   an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes  
salt dome   , plug  
      n   a domelike structure of stratified rocks containing a central core of salt: formed by the upward movement of a salt deposit  
salt flat  
      n   a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water  
salt lake  
      n   an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation  
Salt Lake City  
      n   a city in N central Utah, near the Great Salt Lake at an altitude of 1330 m (4300 ft.): state capital; founded in 1847 by the Mormons as world capital of the Mormon Church; University of Utah (1850). Pop.: 172575 (1996 est.)  
salt lick  
      n  
1    a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits  
2    a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic animals to lick  
salt marsh  
      n   an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation  
salt out  
      vb   adv     (Chem)   to cause (a dissolved substance) to come out of solution by adding an electrolyte  
salt pork  
      n   pork, esp. the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt  
sea salt  
      n   salt obtained by evaporation of sea water  
spirits of salt  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a solution of hydrochloric acid in water  
table salt  
      n   salt that is used at table rather than for cooking  
volatile salt  
      n      another name for       sal volatile  

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salt

  

      n  
1    flavour, relish, savour, seasoning, taste  
2    with a grain or pinch of salt      cynically, disbelievingly, doubtfully, sceptically, suspiciously, with reservations  
3      (figurative)   Attic wit, bite, dry humour, liveliness, piquancy, punch, pungency, sarcasm, sharpness, wit, zest, zip     (informal)  
4    mariner, sailor, sea dog, seaman, tar     (informal)  
      adj  
5    brackish, briny, saline, salted, salty  


salt away     
accumulate, amass, bank, cache, hide, hoard up, lay by, lay in, lay up, put by, save, save for a rainy day, stash away     (informal)   stockpile  

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