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salt

 
pronunciation:
sawlt
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adjective
phrases:
with a grain of salt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a white substance that is found in sea water and in the earth. Salt is used for preserving and seasoning foods.
 
definition 2: a chemical substance that is made by replacing an acid with a base.
phrase: with a grain of salt
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: salts, salting, salted
definition 1: to preserve or season with salt.
They salted the hams to keep them all winter.
definition 2: to sprinkle with salt as a seasoning.
I salted my French fries.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: preserved with salt.
We had salt pork with beans for dinner.
derivations: saltless (adj.), saltlike (adj.)
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  • salty:
    containing a lot of salt.
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