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salt

noun  /sɔlt/ us  

salt noun (FOOD)

[U] a common, white substance, found in sea water and in the ground, used to add flavor to food or to preserve it: a grain of salt Please pass the salt and pepper. Add a pinch of salt (= small amount of it).

salt noun (CHEMICAL)

[C] chemistry a chemical substance made with an acid [C] chemistry Salt is used to melt ice on roads and sidewalks in the winter.

salt

verb [T]  /sɔlt/ us  

salt verb [T] (ADD SALT TO FOOD)

to add salt to food: She salted and peppered her stew.

salt verb [T] (PUT SALT ON ROADS)

to put salt on roads and sidewalks in the winter: Work crews were busy plowing and salting roads.
Phrasal verbs

salt

adjective [not gradable]  /sɔlt/ us  

salt adjective [not gradable] (CONTAINING SALT)

containing or tasting of salt, or preserved with salt: a salt pond/lake salt pork/cod
Translations of “salt”
in Korean 소금…
in Arabic مَلْح…
in French sel, (vieux) loup de mer…
in Turkish tuz…
in Italian sale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食品, 鹽,食鹽…
in Russian соль…
in Polish sól…
in Spanish sal, (viejo) lobo de mar…
in Portuguese sal…
in German das Salz, der Seebär…
in Catalan sal…
in Japanese 塩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食品, 盐,食盐…
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