Definition of salt:

part of speech: verb

To season, sprinkle, or impregnate with salt.

part of speech: adjective

Having the taste of salt; impregnated with salt.

part of speech: noun

A common culinary substance, obtained from sea- water, salt- springs, and from mines; in chem., called chloride of sodium; a term applied to a combination of an acid with an alkaline base; that which preserves from corruption; figuratively, wit; piquancy.

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