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Definition 1: the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for salt in the sense of this definition

(salt is a kind of ...) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for salt in the sense of this definition

(salt is an instance of ...) negotiation between nations

Definition 3: white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for salt in the sense of this definition

(salt is a kind of ...) something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

Definition 4: a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal) - [noun denoting substance]

(salt is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of xanthic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of propenoic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of polyphosphoric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of phosphoric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of oxalic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of oxalacetic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of tartaric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion

(... is a kind of salt ) a white salt (CaSO4)

(... is a kind of salt ) a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids

(... is a kind of salt ) (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of vanadic acid; an anion containing pentavalent vanadium

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of uric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of tungstic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of thiocyanic acid; formed when alkaline cyanides are fused with sulfur

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (NaF) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay

(... is a kind of salt ) a gummy substance that is a sodium salt of carboxymethyl cellulose; used as a thickening or emulsifying agent

(... is a kind of salt ) a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester derived from silicic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a white salt present in urine and used to test for metal oxides

(... is a kind of salt ) a red-orange salt used as a mordant

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a colorless salt (NaClO3) used as a weed killer and an antiseptic

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt used especially in baking powder

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of isocyanic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of any halogen acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of boric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) any salt or ester of benzoic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a white salt used in dry cells

(... is a kind of salt ) a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of perchloric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of lactic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of sulphonic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt derived by replacing two hydrogen atoms per molecule

(... is a kind of salt ) any salt of chloric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of arsenic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of citric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of boric and silicic acids

(... is a kind of salt ) a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate; used in foods (as a baking powder) and given medically as a source of calcium

(... is a kind of salt ) an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of glutamic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) salt of fluosilicic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt of fluoroboric acid

(... is a kind of salt ) salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate

(... is a kind of salt ) salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide

(... is a kind of salt ) an orange-red salt used in making dyes and in photography

(... is a kind of salt ) a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent

(... is a kind of salt ) a white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography

(... is a kind of salt ) an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) any salt or ester of chromic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of fulminic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid

(... is a kind of salt ) a salt or ester of acetic acid

Definition 5: preserve with salt - [verb of change]

Samples where salt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people used to salt meats on ships

(salt is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(salt belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: add zest or liveliness to - [verb of change]

Samples where salt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She salts her lectures with jokes

(salt is a kind of ...) make more interesting or flavorful

"Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

Definition 7: sprinkle as if with salt - [verb of contact]

Samples where salt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps

(salt is a kind of ...) cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

"She splashed the water around her"

Definition 8: add salt to - [verb of perception]

(salt is a kind of ...) lend flavor to

"Season the chicken breast after roasting it"

(salt belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 9: (of speech) painful or bitter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where salt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • salt scorn
  • a salt apology

(salt is similar to ...) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

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