table salt

noun

Definition of table salt 

: salt suitable for use at the table and in cooking

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The machines’ metal teeth gouge into the rock—a mix of red potassium salts, white sodium chloride, better known as table salt, and gray clay. James Marson, WSJ, "More Potash Coming to an Already Crowded Fertilizer Market," 29 July 2018 Plain old table salt and cold water do really well getting blood out of clothes. Jolie Kerr, Teen Vogue, "How To Get Period Stains Out: 10 Ways to Remove Blood from Fabric," 17 July 2018 The team of scientists led by Nigel Blamey found tiny bubbles of air from around 800 million years ago trapped in samples of halite, which is the rock version of table salt. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Release Air Trapped 800 Million Years Ago," 25 July 2016 The show takes its title from Fox Talbot’s use of table salt and nitrate in creating one of the two chief early photographic processes. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano," 6 July 2018 Both channels are feeding a deadly epidemic, moving a drug so potent that the equivalent of a few grains of table salt can be fatal. Kristina Davis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fentanyl has taken over America's drug market. Where is it coming from?," 17 June 2018 The saltiness is less like table salt and more like briny ocean water. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "What Exactly Is Oyster Sauce? And What to Use if You Can't Find Any," 4 June 2018 Some of this airborne table salt reacts chemically with hydrogen in the water vapor, creating the hydrochloric acid. Nsikan Akpan, Scientific American, "Kilauea’s Lava Is Now Spilling into the Ocean. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous," 22 May 2018 The pesticide-free kit uses sodium chloride — the same chemical as table salt — and claims to kill both adult lice and nits, the tiny eggs. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Lice (and Even Super Lice) for Good," 9 May 2018

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1670, in the meaning defined above

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table salt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of table salt

: the type of salt that is usually on a table for people to use while they are dining

table salt

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Medical Definition of table salt 

: salt and especially sodium chloride refined for use at the table and in cooking

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