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 She's been working with a nutritionist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago to figure out alternatives for Owen that provide more calories and also give more table salt to this diet. Jen Christensen, CNN, 20 May 2022 These microplastics have been found in drinking water, in table salt, in rainfall, and, recently, in human blood. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 This fluid is made up of positively and negatively charged ions—like the composition of table salt. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2022 For example, any crystal, whether a granule of table salt or a diamond necklace, is just a bunch of atoms arranged in a repeating pattern. Karmela Padavic-callaghan, Scientific American, 9 Mar. 2022 Most road salts are made from sodium chloride, which is the same chemical found in table salt. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Feb. 2022 Kosher salt is only slightly more expensive than table salt and will also dissolve quickly into any kind of cooked dish. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Jan. 2022 For example, in the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the planet’s best analogues for Mars, salt in the ground—plain old table salt—pulls moisture from the air on humid days. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 24 Nov. 2021 In a large 5- or 6-quart bowl and using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, 3 1/4 cups (780 milliliters) water, 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) of oil, the sugar, yeast and sea or table salt, forming a rough dough. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of table salt

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table salt was in 1670

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1 Jun 2022

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“Table salt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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