|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)|
|Related terms:||compound phosphate polyphosphate calcium_lactate isocyanate perchlorate nitrate thiocyanate calcium_sulphate fluoroboride carbonate borate silicate calcium_carbonate calcium_chloride carbamate fulminate chromate alkali dibasic_salt oxalate cyanide ammonium_chloride potassium_bromide potassium_carbonate benzoate hypochlorite arsenate Glauber's_salt potassium_dichromate pyrophosphate urate potassium_chlorate ferricyanide manganate chrome_alum tartrate oxalacetate ferrocyanide permanganate borosilicate sulfonate propenoate salicylate double_salt bile_salt sodium_carbonate cream_of_tartar sodium_carboxymethyl_cellulose sodium_chlorate bichromate sodium_dichromate nitrite microcosmic_salt fluosilicate sulfate glutamate sodium_fluoride tungstate vanadate halide calcium_stearate common_salt xanthate chlorate acetate|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food|
|3.||[ adjective ] containing or filled with salt|
|Related terms:||fresh saline brackish saltish saliferous tasteful|
|4.||[ adjective ] (rare; of speech) painful; bitter|
"salt scorn"- Shakespeare "a salt apology"
|5.||[ verb ] (food) add salt to|
|Related terms:||season cooking salter salting|
|6.||[ adjective ] (used especially of meats) preserved in salt|
|7.||[ verb ] (food) preserve with salt|
"people used to salt meats on ships"
|Related terms:||preserve cooking salter|
|8.||[ noun ] 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|
|9.||[ adjective ] one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water|
|10.||[ verb ] add zest or liveliness to|
"She salts her lectures with jokes"
|11.||[ verb ] sprinkle as if with salt|
"the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"
|12.||[ noun ] (psychology,food) the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth|