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saltnoun

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.

saltverb [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.
Phrasal verbs

saltadjective [not gradable]

us   /sɔlt/
containing or tasting of salt, or preserved with salt: a salt pond/lake salt pork/cod
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"salt" in British English

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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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saltadjective [before noun]

uk   /sɒlt/ us   /sɑːlt/

saltverb [T]

uk   /sɒlt/ us   /sɑːlt/

SALTnoun [U]

uk   /sɒlt/ us   /sɑːlt/
abbreviation for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks: a series of discussions between the US and the USSR that took place from 1969 to 1979 and aimed to limit the number of nuclear weapons
(Definition of salt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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