Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun salt

4 senses of salt

Sense 1
salt -- (a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal))
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 2
salt, table salt, common salt -- (white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food)
       => flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning -- (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Sense 3
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT -- (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)
       INSTANCE OF=> diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations -- (negotiation between nations)

Sense 4
salt, saltiness, salinity -- (the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth)
       => taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb salt

4 senses of salt

Sense 1
salt -- (add salt to)
       => season, flavor, flavour -- (lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it")

Sense 2
salt -- (sprinkle as if with salt; "the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps")
       => sprinkle, splash, splosh -- (cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her")

Sense 3
salt -- (add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes")
       => spice, spice up -- (make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer")

Sense 4
salt -- (preserve with salt; "people used to salt meats on ships")
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

Antonyms of adj salt

1 sense of salt

Sense 1
salt -- ((of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology")

INDIRECT (VIA sharp) -> dull -- (not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain")

Similarity of adj salt

1 sense of salt

Sense 1
salt -- ((of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology")
       => sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")

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