over·​salt ˌō-vər-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce oversalt (audio)
oversalted; oversalting

transitive verb

: to add too much salt to (something)
oversalted the vegetables

Examples of oversalt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since salt is one of the first tastes that becomes decreased, older people may oversalt their food to compensate for the loss, leading to high blood pressure levels. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2023 Read: easy to control, hard to oversalt. Lisa Elbert, Bon Appétit, 15 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversalt was circa 1610

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“Oversalt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversalt. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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