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English definition of “salt”

salt

noun [U] (FOOD)    /sɒlt/ US  /sɑːlt/
A1 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.Additives in food and drinks
(Definition of salt noun (FOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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