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saltsalt1 /sɔːlt $ sɒːlt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 salt.jpg [uncountable]DFC a natural white mineral that is added to food to make it taste better or to preserve it 🔊 This might need some salt and pepper. 🔊 a pinch of salt (=a very small amount) 🔊 Could you pass the salt?2 the salt of the earth3 take something with a pinch/grain of salt4 [countable] technicalHC a type of chemical substance that is formed when an acid is combined with a base Epsom salts, smelling salts, old salt, → rub salt into the wound at rub1(6), → worth his/her salt at worth1(10)
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saltInorganic salts such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride and potassium iodide form eutectic mixtures with water.Sprinkle the minimum amount of salt needed to lower the freezing point of water from slippery ice to safer mushy slush.a pinch of saltTry using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.They remove the hardness, and the former gives sodium salts instead of the calcium and magnesium salts.Ashes and kitty litter also contain some salts, but their main use is as grit.If you sprinkle salt over every meal, stop it!He found that by giving the salt in low potency there was often an improvement in the patient's well-being.Season the sauce with salt and pepper.pinch of saltWater during a fast nauseated him and he accordingly would add a pinch of salt or bicarbonate of soda.Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.Luckily a pinch of salt got rid of them, leaving behind a blood-stained sock.I take all that fame with a pinch of salt.Course Moira always has had a vivid imagination, you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.While the first statement is no doubt true, the second must be taken with a pinch of salt.A pinch of salt in each bowl stops the mosquitoes breeding in the water.
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saltsalt2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DFCto add salt to food to make it taste better 🔊 salted peanuts2 (also salt down)DF to add salt to food to preserve itsalted pork/meat/fish 🔊 The meat is salted to store it through the winter.3 TTRto put salt on the roads to prevent them from becoming icy salt something ↔ away
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saltSalt acts as a preservative in butter; sweet butter is more perishable than salted butter and is usually priced higher.The taste is slightly salted and the texture is crumbly, yet creamy.She walked across the scuffed floors toward the cupboard and pulled out several packages of tamarind candy and salted plums.Private expert and government scientist could have planned the whole thing together, hired their accomplices, salted the mine.Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water.salted pork/meat/fishWe had dried fruit and salted meat, and big pots to keep water in.There was a big box of food - rice, and salted meat, and hard ship's bread.Inside, his father Clayt was forking salted fish into barrels from the baths.Salted meat or salted fish only three times a week maximum. 2.And cut down on crisps, salted meat, salted fish and processed canned foods.
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saltsalt3 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 DFpreserved with salt 🔊 salt pork2 salt water3 HCCconsisting of salt water 🔊 a salt lake
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saltUnfortunately the water is salt and the oil is largely gone.Put enough eggs to cover a piece in a small container of salt solution.We waded ashore coughing up salt water and drenched to the skin.The tucuxi is one of the few dolphins to be found in both fresh and salt waters.
SALTSALT /sɔːlt/ 🔊 🔊 (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) talks between the US and the former Soviet Union, which aimed to reach agreement about limiting the number of nuclear weapons that each country kept. Two SALT Treaties (=official agreements) were signed: SALT I (1972) and SALT II (1979). compare START
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Verb table
salt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysalt
he, she, itsalts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysalted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave salted
he, she, ithas salted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad salted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill salt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have salted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam salting
he, she, itis salting
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you, we, theyare salting
Past
I, he, she, itwas salting
you, we, theywere salting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been salting
he, she, ithas been salting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been salting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be salting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been salting
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