table salt


: salt suitable for use at the table and in cooking

Examples of table salt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, only 53% of table salt sold in the United States is iodized. Mary Shomon, Verywell Health, 17 Sep. 2023 Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, the equivalent of 10 to 15 grains of table salt, can be deadly, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2023 However, since the crystals are bigger with sea salt, the same amount of sea salt, by weight, may actually contain less sodium than table salt. Delaney Nothaft, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023 To try this at home, mix half a teaspoon of table salt with eight ounces of warm water. Ashley Martens, Women's Health, 20 July 2023 Periodic geometries have clear patterns that repeat at regular intervals—say, an infinite grid of squares on a chessboard, hexagons in a honeycomb, or the molecular structure of table salt. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2023 When exposed to 50 micrograms of urushiol, which is an amount that is less than one grain of table salt, 80% to 90% of adults will develop a rash, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2023 According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day—that’s equal to about 1 teaspoon of table salt. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 13 Mar. 2023 Measured by the teaspoon, these big, crisp pieces tend to be less salty in taste than kosher or table salt because of their larger volume. Becca Miller, Women's Health, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table salt was in 1670

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Cite this Entry

“Table salt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

table salt

: salt for use on food and in cooking

Medical Definition

table salt

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

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