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Synonyms for salt

add salt to


  • add salt to
  • flavour with salt

rub salt into the wound


  • make something worse
  • add insult to injury
  • fan the flames
  • aggravate matters
  • magnify a problem

with a grain or pinch of salt

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Synonyms for salt

a person engaged in sailing or working on a ship

salt away: to reserve for the future

salt away: to place (money) in a bank

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Synonyms for salt

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

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

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

the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

sprinkle as if with salt

add zest or liveliness to

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preserve with salt

(of speech) painful or bitter

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Usually alkaline salts cause severe damage to soil physical property, mineral nutrient balance and microbes as well as plant root (Shi and Zhao, 1997).
Caption: Thank this guy In 1828, Dutch industrialist Coenraad Johannes van Houten pioneered a method of treating cocoa powder with alkaline salts, removing the bitter taste and improving its solubility in water.
To explore the physiological adaptive mechanisms of the two stages under saline and alkaline conditions Leymus chinensis was tested by mixing two neutral salts (NaCl: Na2SO4) and two alkaline salts (NaHCO3: Na2CO3).
Natural saline-alkaline soils are very complex systems; therefore, the physiological responses and adaptive strategies were studied in sandy culture experiments, simulating salt or alkali stresses with adding neutral or alkaline salts.
Most metal cleaning fluxes used in molten aluminum production contain alkaline salts, which can be aggressive and under certain conditions can attack crucible walls.
In addition, the unit is currently investigating the use of novel sanitizers, like alkaline salts of lauric acid, in poultry processing in attempt to provide poultry processors with an effective, safe sanitizer.
Several chemicals applied to freshly cut lumber have reportedly controlled this stain, including sodium azide (Stutz 1959 ), and more environmentally friendly compounds such as alkaline salts (Hulme 1975), sodium thiosulfate (Hulme and Thomas 1983), and phosphoric acid (Qldham and Wilcox 1981).