common salt

noun

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Examples of common salt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The battery is a manganese-hydrogen battery, and it’s made by dissolving manganese sulfate, a common salt, in water. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 7 May 2018 This step, called reverse osmosis, removes ions smaller than magnesium and sulphate, particularly the sodium and chloride ions that make up common salt and that give seawater its characteristic taste. The Economist, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of common salt

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Common salt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20salt. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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common salt

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