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Definition of SALT
a: a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry —called also common salt
b: a substance (as Glauber's salt) resembling common salt
cplural(1): a mineral or saline mixture (as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or cathartic (2):smelling salts
d: any of various compounds that result from replacement of part or all of the acid hydrogen of an acid by a metal or a group acting like a metal : an ionic crystalline compound
: a container for salt at table —often used in the phrases above the salt and below the salt alluding to the former custom of seating persons of higher rank above and those of lower rank below a saltcellar placed in the middle of a long table
a: an ingredient that gives savor, piquancy, or zest :flavor<a people…full of life, vigor, and the salt of personality — Clifton Fadiman>
river 200 miles (322 kilometers) Arizona flowing W into the Gila
river 100 miles (161 kilometers) N cen Kentucky flowing into Ohio River
river 200 miles (322 kilometers) NE Missouri flowing SE into Mississippi River
Chemical compound formed when the hydrogen of an acid is replaced by a metal or its equivalent, such as ammonium (NH). Typically, an acid and a base react to form a salt and water. Most inorganic salts ionize (seeion) in water solution. Sodium chloridecommon table saltis the most familiar salt; sodium bicarbonate (bicarbonate of soda), silver nitrate, and calcium carbonate are others.