table salt


Definition of table salt

: salt suitable for use at the table and in cooking

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The Centers for Disease Control estimates the average American eats more than 3400mg per day, but the official federal Dietary Guidelines recommend eating no more than 2300mg, or the equivalent of one teaspoon of table salt. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Sodium You Can Eat Every Day, According to a Nutritionist," 8 Apr. 2019 If something spills over while baking, pour table salt on it, and wipe it up when the oven is cool. Soaking the racks First, remove them from your oven. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Quickly Clean Your Oven," 26 Oct. 2017 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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of table salt

1670, in the meaning defined above

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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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