Meaning of SALT in English

SALT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a high sugar/salt/fibre etc content

Red meat tends to have a high fat content.

bath salts/crystals (= a substance that you put in a bath to make it smell nice )

She bought me some lavender bath salts.

Epsom salts

old salt

rock salt

salt cellar

salt shaker

salt truck

salt water (= water from the sea, or water to which salt has been added )

He washed his hands in a pool of salt water.

salted fish (= preserved by adding salt )

The dish is made with rice and salted fish.

salted/unsalted (= with or without salt in it )

Unsalted butter is better for baking.

Most butter is slightly salted.

sea salt

smelling salts

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

high

A horse's sweat is hypertonic ie it contains a higher concentration of salts than the plasma from which it is derived.

If you become very thirsty after such a meal this is a sign of high salt content.

Eating less meat, which has a high salt content, meant that they needed to supplement their salt intake.

The Dead Sea waters contain a high concentration of salts composed of potassium, bromine and magnesium as well as other minerals.

kosher

Season immediately with kosher salt and cayenne pepper.

natural

Very often such cheeses are made with a vegetarian rennet and natural sea salt .

rock

There were runs on bread, milk, firewood, rock salt and snow shovels.

Like eating two pounds of rock salt .

■ NOUN

cellar

Guido continued to watch her, toying with the salt cellar , his long tanned fingers very dark against the white cloth.

A chamberlain showed them to their seats just beneath the high table, which was dominated by a pearl-encrusted silver salt cellar .

content

If you become very thirsty after such a meal this is a sign of high salt content .

Eating less meat, which has a high salt content , meant that they needed to supplement their salt intake.

marsh

The place fascinated me - narrow country roads, little lost villages, great shingle beaches and lonely salt marshes .

The salt marshes act as barriers between the sea and land.

More than 80 of these include mudflats, sand dunes, salt marshes and shingle banks.

The report warns that 85 percent of mudflats and surrounding salt marshes and dunes have been damaged by human activities.

They have created an experimental salt marsh by allowing coastal farmland at Northey Island in Essex to be flooded.

He trailed along behind her through the sand dunes, along the edge of the tidal salt marsh .

For example, a salt marsh , cold soil.

sea

Try using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.

Season with sea salt and white pepper.

Maldon salt is a trade name for sea salt from the many inlets on the Essex coast.

A small sailboat draws close and Captains Peleg and Bildad, both old sea salts , reluctantly leave.

Very often such cheeses are made with a vegetarian rennet and natural sea salt .

solution

For example, some types of animal cells such as red blood cells are filled with salt solution .

Do not give a salt solution to induce vomiting.

However, if they are put into more concentrated salt solutions they shrink.

Plant cells contain salt solutions in spaces known as vacuoles.

The paste contains collagen suspended in a salt solution mixed with a local anaesthetic, lignocaine.

Under normal conditions limestone allows aqueous salt solutions to move constantly through the stone.

teaspoon

Stir in tomatoes, shredded basil leaves and 1 teaspoon salt .

Gently squeeze lemons open and place / 2 teaspoon salt in center of each.

water

The cold salt water on his face caused him to come up gasping.

The 20,000 urns and vases had been lying in deep salt water for 302 years.

The only sound now was their feet rustling through the shore grass, coarse and hard from countless tides of salt water .

She turned away from the door, and fell into salt water , right up to her neck.

Her timbers needed to swell with the salt water .

Some were engulfed while still sunbathing, ecstatic eyes turned upward to salt water .

The seeds are not resistant to salt water and immersion kills them.

Bitter salt water got past the mouthpiece, choking her, eyes streaming with the effort of coughing.

■ VERB

add

Stir in the onion, add the salt and pepper or a little more lemon juice if required.

Puree the strips in a blender with the oil until creamy and emulsified. Add coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Allow the mixture to cook for about 5 minutes over a low heat, then add the salt , sugar and stock.

Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt , plenty of pepper and more dill, if necessary.

Pour over wine, lemon juice and chilli sauce. Add herbs, salt and pepper.

Do not automatically add salt to a meal.

Combine the gravadlax, cucumber and yogurt in a bowl, add salt and white pepper to taste.

The Oral Replacement Workers were told to place greater emphasis upon the dangers of adding too much salt to the solution.

contain

It can be seen that human sweat is actually hypotonic ie it contains a lower salt concentration than the plasma.

A: Fertilizers can contain salts that build up, creating white marks on containers.

Plant cells contain salt solutions in spaces known as vacuoles.

Ashes and kitty litter also contain some salts , but their main use is as grit.

Many contain potassium salts to counteract the loss of potassium ions from the body during diarrhoea.

The marshes of the Guerande contain large salt beds.

Its water contains much more salt than normal sea water.

At one stroke the water will cease to contain the salt , and the salt will contain the water.

cup

Blend curry powder and salt into 1 cups water and add to skillet along with raisins.

pepper

Rub a little salt and pepper into the chicken and dry-fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides.

put

However, if they are put into more concentrated salt solutions they shrink.

Have a volunteer put three tablespoons of salt in the container Job and stir it.

In winter, workmen put a mixture of salt and grit on icy roads to stop cars skidding.

When workmen put salt on icy roads, the salt makes the ice melt and so the roads become safer for cars.

Without you they'd forget to put the salt in every packet of crisps.

She put out glasses, salt and pepper, mustard, and paper napkins.

rub

Leeson was looking around for inspiration, a topic that didn't rub salt into wounds.

To rub salt into the wound, they had Michael Mols sent off.

To help keep these bold bloodsuckers at bay we rubbed wet salt on our boots.

Trim any excess fat from the lamb, leaving the skin untouched, and rub the joint with salt and pepper.

This means that the rinds are dipped or rubbed with salt during their ripening period.

Boro rubbed salt into the wound by scoring with their first genuine scoring attempt.

Some traditional bacons use the dry cure method of rubbing salt into the pork's surface without adding water.

Fifth Street brought an eight, giving Dastmalchi an irrelevant pair to rub salt in Jacob's wounds.

season

Add the shallots, the 2 remaining bay leaves and the garlic. Season with a little salt .

Add the zucchini and squash and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Add wine and cook until liquid evaporates. Season with sea salt and white pepper.

Remove chicken from marinade; season with salt and pepper.

Return rabbit to pan and add stock; season with salt and pepper.

smell

It often worked like a dose of smelling salts .

sprinkle

If you sprinkle salt over every meal, stop it!

To serve, spoon yellow pepper puree on the plates and top with the red peppers. Sprinkle with sea salt .

Do you sprinkle salt on your food? 4.

Pour cream over spinach. Sprinkle with onion salt and nutmeg.

The residue is carefully scraped and the surface is sprinkled again with dry salt which is left to stand.

On top of the thallium he sprinkled salt , a very little pepper and a coating of tarragon leaves.

taste

Whisk in olive oil to taste and season with salt .

Stir in the pine kernels and season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper.

He bit his lip until he could taste the salt of blood and Samuel flinched with him.

Add the redcurrant jelly and season to taste with salt and sugar. 6.

Season the casserole to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

He'd felt the tightening in his throat and tasted the salt of his own tears in his mouth.

There was no sugar on it, but it tasted of salt .

use

Try using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.

He himself had not used salt for six years.

Stop using salt when cooking rice or pasta. 5.

I use a little salt in my pond, but no other chemicals.

He tried using lithium salts to quieten manic patients.

Making and using electricity - a salt and battery!

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

like a dose of salts

L.M. True - like a dose of salts!

pinch of salt/pepper etc

A pinch of salt in each bowl stops the mosquitoes breeding in the water.

Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Course Moira always has had a vivid imagination, you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.

I take all that fame with a pinch of salt.

Luckily a pinch of salt got rid of them, leaving behind a blood-stained sock.

Water during a fast nauseated him and he accordingly would add a pinch of salt or bicarbonate of soda.

While the first statement is no doubt true, the second must be taken with a pinch of salt.

rub salt into the wound

Boro rubbed salt into the wound by scoring with their first genuine scoring attempt.

To rub salt into the wound, they had Michael Mols sent off.

take sth with a pinch of salt

It's best to take what he says with a pinch of salt - he's always exaggerating.

You have to take most things Dave says with a pinch of salt.

But since he never even notices that Howard is himself Howard takes this with a pinch of salt.

worth his/her salt

A cop worth his salt wouldn't take a bribe.

Any journalist worth her salt would have got scads more out of the tall Czechoslovakian than she had, she thought glumly.

No brass worth her salt was even up before twelve-thirty!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a pinch of salt

Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Ashes and kitty litter also contain some salts, but their main use is as grit.

He found that by giving the salt in low potency there was often an improvement in the patient's well-being.

If you sprinkle salt over every meal, stop it!

Inorganic salts such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride and potassium iodide form eutectic mixtures with water.

Sprinkle the minimum amount of salt needed to lower the freezing point of water from slippery ice to safer mushy slush.

They remove the hardness, and the former gives sodium salts instead of the calcium and magnesium salts.

Try using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

like a dose of salts

L.M. True - like a dose of salts!

pinch of salt/pepper etc

A pinch of salt in each bowl stops the mosquitoes breeding in the water.

Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Course Moira always has had a vivid imagination, you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.

I take all that fame with a pinch of salt.

Luckily a pinch of salt got rid of them, leaving behind a blood-stained sock.

Water during a fast nauseated him and he accordingly would add a pinch of salt or bicarbonate of soda.

While the first statement is no doubt true, the second must be taken with a pinch of salt.

take sth with a pinch of salt

It's best to take what he says with a pinch of salt - he's always exaggerating.

You have to take most things Dave says with a pinch of salt.

But since he never even notices that Howard is himself Howard takes this with a pinch of salt.

worth his/her salt

A cop worth his salt wouldn't take a bribe.

Any journalist worth her salt would have got scads more out of the tall Czechoslovakian than she had, she thought glumly.

No brass worth her salt was even up before twelve-thirty!

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Salt acts as a preservative in butter; sweet butter is more perishable than salted butter and is usually priced higher.

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water.

Private expert and government scientist could have planned the whole thing together, hired their accomplices, salted the mine.

She walked across the scuffed floors toward the cupboard and pulled out several packages of tamarind candy and salted plums.

The taste is slightly salted and the texture is crumbly, yet creamy.

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

air

The salt air caused the leather to deteriorate and the local rats ate it.

He was ready to take on the salt air and the stormy sea.

Then we collapse into each other and stand gulping salt air in the night.

But I was successful in persuading the President to eschew the salt air aboard the Compassion.

fish

Why should they eat salt fish , when William and Joe commanded the seas?

pork

Saute in a separate pan the salt pork and onions.

In a large ovenproof saucepan, heat together 2 tablespoons of the oil and salt pork , if used.

spray

Holm oak and tamarisk withstand the wind and salt spray and give shelter to the birds.

Anders caught a bucketful of salmon, and I caught a chill in the salt spray .

This community occurs on maritime cliffs within reach of salt spray .

I stuck it on with silicone sealant glue and it is unaffected by salt spray or moderate heat.

water

Method: Stuff stomach, tie end and soak in salt water .

She helped Sethe to a rocker and lowered her feet into a bucket of salt water and juniper.

Beautifully maintained, only one season in salt water .

These fishes do best in brackish or salt water .

In winter by shallow fresh and salt water .

We waded ashore coughing up salt water and drenched to the skin.

Large diving sea ducks, often breeding on fresh water but normally resorting to salt water at other times.

Why does the egg float in salt water ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Put enough eggs to cover a piece in a small container of salt solution.

The tucuxi is one of the few dolphins to be found in both fresh and salt waters.

Unfortunately the water is salt and the oil is largely gone.

We waded ashore coughing up salt water and drenched to the skin.

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