Synonyms of salt


1. salt, compound, chemical compound

usage: a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

2. salt, table salt, common salt, flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

usage: white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

3. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT

usage: 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

4. salt, saltiness, salinity, taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception

usage: the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth


1. salt, season, flavor, flavour

usage: add salt to

2. salt, sprinkle, splash, splosh

usage: sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

3. salt, spice, spice up

usage: add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"

4. salt, preserve, keep

usage: preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships"


1. salt, sharp (vs. dull)

usage: (of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology"

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Definition and meaning of salt (Dictionary)