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 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 Salty foods, including table salt and salted fish, enhance appetite. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "What Is the Ayurvedic Diet—and Can It Help You Lose Weight?," 12 Aug. 2019 Mix water and table salt together to form a thick paste. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Super Glue," 24 June 2019 There is just one problem: Ordinary table salt is white and thus gives off a featureless spectrum. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "Water on Europa—with a Pinch of Salt," 12 June 2019 For a more natural approach, sprinkle table salt to absorb spills and wipe it up with a damp sponge or cloth once the oven is cool. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly," 18 Dec. 2018 When inhaled, these particles, which are as small as 2.5 micrometers in diameter (a grain of table salt is 100 micrometers), can have serious health effects. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay," 5 June 2019

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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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3 Oct 2019

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“Table salt.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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