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 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, "Improvements planned for Y-shaped Beach Park intersection with history of fatal crashes," 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, "Wave-Powered Water Pumps Could Become a New Source of Clean Energy," 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, "How Much Salt Should You Put in Pasta Water?," 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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“Salt out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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