salt out

salted out; salting out; salts out

Definition of salt out

transitive verb

: to precipitate, coagulate, or separate (something, such as a dissolved substance) especially from a solution by the addition of salt

intransitive verb

: to become salted out

Examples of salt out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jacobsen makes some of the world’s best salt out of its Oregon headquarters. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Oct. 2021 The village also started paying for road salt out its general fund instead of using taxes from gasoline sales. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, 3 May 2018 Using wave energy to pump seawater directly into a desalination plant would also dramatically reduce the carbon footprint left behind when stripping the salt out of the sea. Ben Ikenson, Popular Mechanics, 25 Oct. 2017 Among the kosher salts out there, though, there's a big difference in the size and shape of the salt crystals and therefore a difference in how salty each tastes by volume. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, 19 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of salt out

1857, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of salt out was in 1857

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“Salt out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for salt out

salt out

transitive verb

Medical Definition of salt out

: to precipitate, coagulate, or separate (as a dissolved substance or lyophilic sol) especially from a solution by the addition of salt

intransitive verb

: to become salted out


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