table salt


Definition of table salt

: salt suitable for use at the table and in cooking

Examples of table salt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For humans, plastic fibers have been found in everything from drinking water to table salt, though the long-term health consequences are still being studied. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "Your Foam Coffee Cup Is Fighting for Its Life," 10 Feb. 2020 There are also handheld bug vacuums and a bug gun that shoots a blast of table salt at intruding insects. Washington Post, "Winter survival tips for health and home," 2 Dec. 2019 And a recent study found the presence of table salt on Europa earlier this year. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Water vapor detected on Jupiter's moon Europa, adding intrigue to potential for life," 18 Nov. 2019 The most basic brine solution is 2 cups kosher salt (or 1-1/2 cups table salt) to 2 gallons of cold water. oregonlive, "Thanksgiving turkey: How much to buy, how long to thaw, how to roast," 15 Nov. 2019 Stir together table salt and distilled white vinegar until a paste has formed. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Clean Your Iron in 3 Simple Steps," 8 Nov. 2019 Studies have detected plastic fibers everywhere — in the stomachs of sperm whales, in tap water and in table salt. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic," 12 Aug. 2019 It has also been used to distinguish expensive Himalayan table salt from inferior fakes. The Economist, "The sound of sand reveals its source," 14 Sep. 2019 Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid and can be fatal in amounts as small as a few grains of table salt. San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDSU, district attorney officials warn students of the dangers of fentanyl," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of table salt

1670, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2020

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“Table salt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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

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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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