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English adjective: salt

1. salt (of speech) painful or bitter


SamplesSalt scorn.
A salt apology.


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull


English noun: salt

1. salt (substance) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Narrower (hyponym)acetate, acrylate, alkali, ammonium chloride, arsenate, benzoate, bichromate, bile salt, borate, borosilicate, calcium chloride, calcium lactate, calcium octadecanoate, calcium stearate, calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate, carbamate, carbonate, chlorate, chromate, chrome alum, citrate, cream of tartar, cyanide, dibasic salt, dichromate, double salt, ethanoate, ferricyanide, ferrocyanide, fluoroboride, fluosilicate, fulminate, Glauber's salt, Glauber's salts, glutamate, halide, hypochlorite, inorganic phosphate, isocyanate, lactate, manganate, microcosmic salt, orthophosphate, oxalacetate, oxalate, oxaloacetate, perchlorate, permanganate, phosphate, polyphosphate, potassium bitartrate, potassium bromide, potassium chlorate, potassium dichromate, potassium hydrogen tartrate, propenoate, pyrophosphate, sal ammoniac, sal soda, salicylate, silicate, soda, soda ash, sodium bichromate, sodium carbonate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium chlorate, sodium dichromate, sodium fluoride, sulfate, sulfonate, sulphate, tartar, tartrate, thiocyanate, tungstate, urate, vanadate, washing soda, xanthate

2. salt (food) white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food


Synonymscommon salt, table salt


Broader (hypernym)flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

3. SALT (communication) 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


SynonymsStrategic Arms Limitation Talks


Instance hypernymdiplomacy, diplomatic negotiations

4. salt (cognition) the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth


Synonymssalinity, saltiness


Broader (hypernym)gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation


English verb: salt

1. salt (perception) add salt to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flavor, flavour, season


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. salt (contact) sprinkle as if with salt


SamplesThe rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)splash, splosh, sprinkle

3. salt (change) add zest or liveliness to


SamplesShe salts her lectures with jokes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)spice, spice up

4. salt (change) preserve with salt


SamplesPeople used to salt meats on ships.


ExamplesThe chefs salt the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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