Definition of Common salt

1. Noun. A white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl).

Exact synonyms: Sodium Chloride
Generic synonyms: Binary Compound
Terms within: Atomic Number 17, Chlorine, Cl
Specialized synonyms: Halite, Rock Salt
Substance meronyms: Brine, Saltwater, Seawater

2. Noun. White crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food.
Exact synonyms: Salt, Table Salt
Generic synonyms: Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoning
Derivative terms: Salt, Salt, Salty

Definition of Common salt

1. Noun. Ordinary salt (sodium chloride) ¹

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Medical Definition of Common salt

1. Table salt, NaCL. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Common salt

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1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1880)
"We first experimented with common salt. We were obliged to conduct these experiments somewhat differently from those with chloride of potassium, ..."

2. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1892)
"And yet, in spite of all this, common salt is often found to do good ... Mode of Action of common salt. The explanation of this fact seems to be that the ..."

3. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"We have every reason to believe that where the crops are increased by manuring with common salt alone, or when the favourable* influence of salts of ammonia ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1881)
"ACTION OF common salt IN WIRE-DRAWING. first, as regards the quantity of output; and, second, as regards economy of production—more especially the latter. ..."

5. Elements of the Art of Assaying Metals by Johann Andreas Cramer (1764)
"Of common salt, and the Methods by ... and different from the other common Salt, by its large, compact, ... But Sea-Salt, or the common Salt ufed in ..."

6. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"common salt, NITRATE OF SODA, SALTS OF AMMONIA, GYPSUM, LIME. Effect of these substances as elements of food , their effect on the condition of the ..."

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