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saltnoun

uk   /sɒlt/  us   /sɑːlt/

salt noun (FOOD)

A1 [U] a common white substance found in sea water and in the ground, used especially to add flavour to food or to preserve it: salt and pepper Can you pass the salt please? Add a pinch of (= small amount of) salt to the sauce.
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salt noun (CHEMICAL)

[C] specialized chemistry a chemical substance that is a combination of a metal or a base with an acid: Potassium nitrate and potassium chloride are potassium salts.

saltadjective [before noun]

uk   /sɒlt/  us   /sɑːlt/
containing or preserved in salt: salt water salt beef/pork

saltverb [T]

uk   /sɒlt/  us   /sɑːlt/
to add salt to or put salt on something: Don't forget to salt the potatoes. When it's icy, the city salts the roads to thaw the ice.
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