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  • n  a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • n  white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  • n  negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
  • n  the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
  • v  add salt to
  • v  sprinkle as if with salt
    the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps
  • v  add zest or liveliness to
    She salts her lectures with jokes
  • v  preserve with salt
    people used to salt meats on ships
  • s  (of speech) painful or bitter
    salt scorn"- Shakespeare
    a salt apology

  • Tom Grill Corbis In the past four decades, Americans' salt consumption has risen 50%, mostly as a result of eating more processed foods and more food prepared in restaurants .
  • Americans consume way, way too much salt.
  • Sea salt, like table salt, is made of sodium chloride.
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  • Cody Ross in The Associated Press
    We hear speculation, this guy, that guy. It's almost like trade rumors,Marlins outfielder Cody Ross said. "You take it all with a grain of salt. Whoever they put in there can hopefully get us going and get us to be one of those final eight...
  • Eric Heiden in Brownsville Herald
    Myself and everybody here thought it was finished and done with,Heiden said. "Typical short track. It's never over 'til it's over. It's sort of deja vu with what happened in Salt Lake City with Bradbury."

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