Meaning of “common salt” in the English Dictionary


"common salt" in English

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common saltnoun [ U ]

/ˌkɒm.ən ˈsɒlt/ /ˌkɑː.mən ˈsɑːlt/

Examples from literature

  • Even a solution of common salt in the glass c could produce all these effects. 
  • Feed with bran mashes, plenty of common salt, and water. 
  • Of the inorganic constituents of sweat, common salt is the largest and most important. 
  • Saturate milk with Epsom salts, or common salt. 
  • We then took various substances—common salt, etc.—in which we knew sodium was present, and found the dumb-bell form in all. 

(Definition of “common salt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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