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salt

noun  us   /sɔlt/

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]  us   /sɔlt/

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.
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salt

adjective [not gradable]  us   /sɔlt/

salt adjective [not gradable] (CONTAINING SALT)

containing or tasting of salt, or preserved with salt: a salt pond/lake salt pork/cod
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