Definition of salt
- a people … full of life, vigor, and the salt of personality
- —Clifton Fadiman
- a tale worthy of an old salt
The soup needs a little more salt.
Season the meat with salt and pepper.
The meat was preserved by being salted and smoked.
The city salted the roads after the snowstorm.
: a natural white substance that is used especially to flavor or preserve food
: a chemical compound formed when part of an acid is replaced by a metal or something like a metal
: to flavor or preserve (food) with salt
: to put salt on (a surface) especially in order to melt ice
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