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Salt

Salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in the form of a natural crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater.
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Sugar

Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. Table sugar, granulated sugar, or regular sugar, refers to sucrose, a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose.
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Salt

A usually whitish crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called common salt, table salt.
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Sugar

A sweet crystalline or powdered substance, white when pure, consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugarcane and sugar beets and used in many foods, drinks, and medicines to improve their taste. Also called table sugar.
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Salt

An ionic chemical compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or other cations.
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Sugar

Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides.
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Salt

Salts Any of various mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics.
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Sugar

A unit, such as a lump or cube, in which sugar is dispensed or taken.
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Salt

Salts Smelling salts.
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Sugar

(Slang) Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment.
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Salt

Often salts Epsom salts.
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Sugar

To coat, cover, or sweeten with sugar.
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Salt

An element that gives flavor or zest.
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Sugar

To make less distasteful or more appealing.
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Salt

Sharp lively wit.
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Sugar

To form sugar.
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Salt

(Informal) A sailor, especially when old or experienced.
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Sugar

To form granules; granulate.
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Salt

A saltcellar.
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Sugar

To make sugar or syrup from sugar maple sap. Often used with off.
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Salt

Containing or filled with salt
A salt spray.
Salt tears.
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Sugar

(uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
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Salt

Having a salty taste or smell
Breathed the salt air.
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Sugar

(countable) A specific variety of sugar.
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Salt

Preserved in salt or a salt solution
Salt mackerel.
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Sugar

Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
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Salt

Flooded with seawater.
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Sugar

(countable) A small serving of this substance (typically about one teaspoon), used to sweeten a drink.
He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.
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Salt

Found in or near such a flooded area
Salt grasses.
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Sugar

(countable) A term of endearment.
I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.
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Salt

To add, treat, season, or sprinkle with salt.
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Sugar

A kiss.
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Salt

To cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution.
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Sugar

Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.
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Salt

To provide salt for (deer or cattle).
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Sugar

Diabetes.
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Salt

To add zest or liveliness to
Salt a lecture with anecdotes.
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Sugar

(dated) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance, especially in chemistry.
Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.
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Salt

To give an appearance of value to by fraudulent means, especially to place valuable minerals in (a mine) for the purpose of deceiving.
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Sugar

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
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Salt

A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
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Sugar

Heroin.
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Salt

(chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
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Sugar

Money.
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Salt

(uncommon) A salt marsh, a saline marsh at the shore of a sea.
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Sugar

(programming) syntactic sugar.
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Salt

(slang) A sailor also old salt.
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Sugar

(transitive) To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
John heavily sugars his coffee.
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Salt

(cryptography) Randomly chosen bytes added to a plaintext message prior to encrypting or hashing it, in order to render brute-force decryption more difficult.
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Sugar

(transitive) To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.
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Salt

A person who seeks employment at a company in order to (once employed by it) help unionize it.
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Sugar

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off.
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Salt

(obsolete) Flavour; taste; seasoning.
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Sugar

(entomology) To apply sugar to trees or plants in order to catch moths.
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Salt

(obsolete) Piquancy; wit; sense.
Attic salt
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Sugar

To rewrite (source code) using syntactic sugar.
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Salt

(obsolete) A dish for salt at table; a salt cellar.
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Sugar

(transitive) To compliment (a person).
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Salt

Epsom salts or other salt used as a medicine.
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Sugar

To remove hair using a paste of sugar, water, and lemon juice.
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Salt

(figurative) Skepticism and common sense.
Any politician's statements must be taken with a grain of salt, but his need to be taken with a whole shaker of salt.
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Sugar

(minced oath) Used in place of shit!
Oh, sugar!
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Salt

(Internet slang) Tears; indignation; outrage; arguing.
There was so much salt in that thread about the poor casting decision.
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Sugar

A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. It is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food and drink. Ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. See the Note below.
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Salt

The money demanded by Eton schoolboys during the montem.
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Sugar

By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.
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Salt

One who joins a workplace for the purpose of unionizing it.
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Sugar

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
Why, do not or know you, grannam, and that sugar loaf?
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Salt

A bounding; a leaping; a prance.
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Sugar

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; - with the preposition off.
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Salt

Salty; salted.
Salt beef;
Salt tears
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Sugar

To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
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Salt

Saline.
A salt marsh;
Salt grass
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Sugar

To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.
With devotion's visageAnd pious action we do sugar o'erThe devil himself.
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Salt

Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.
A salt mine
The salt factory is a key connecting element in the seawater infrastructure.
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Sugar

A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
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Salt

Bitter; sharp; pungent.
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Sugar

An essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
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Salt

Salacious; lecherous; lustful; (of animals) in heat.
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Sugar

Informal terms for money
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Salt

Costly; expensive.
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Sugar

Sweeten with sugar;
Sugar your tea
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Salt

(transitive) To add salt to.
To salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt the city streets in the winter
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Salt

(intransitive) To deposit salt as a saline solution.
The brine begins to salt.
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Salt

To fill with salt between the timbers and planks for the preservation of the timber.
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Salt

To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
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Salt

(mining) To blast metal into as a portion of a mine in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
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Salt

(archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archaeological site.
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Salt

(transitive) To add certain chemical elements to (a nuclear weapon) so that it generates more radiation.
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Salt

(transitive) To sprinkle throughout.
They salted the document with arcane language.
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Salt

(cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
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Salt

To render a thing useless.
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Salt

To sow with salt (of land), symbolizing a curse on its re-inhabitation.
In this place were put to the ground and salted the houses of José Mascarenhas.
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Salt

(wiki) To lock a page title so it cannot be created.
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Salt

The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with saline particles.
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Salt

Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . . . we have some salt of our youth in us.
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Salt

Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
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Salt

A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen of silver salts.
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Salt

A sailor; - usually qualified by old.
Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts.
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Salt

The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
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Salt

Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt.
Ye are the salt of the earth.
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Salt

Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
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Salt

Marshes flooded by the tide.
His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the salt.
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Salt

The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
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Salt

Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
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Salt

Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
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Salt

Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me.
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Salt

Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;And yet salt water blinds them not so muchBut they can see a sort of traitors here.
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Salt

To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
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Salt

To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
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Salt

To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
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Salt

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

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

The taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
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Salt

Add salt to
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Salt

Sprinkle as if with salt;
The rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps
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Salt

Add zest or liveliness to;
She salts her lectures with jokes
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Salt

Preserve with salt;
People used to salt meats on ships
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Salt

Containing or filled with salt;
Salt water
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Salt

Of speech that is painful or bitter;
Salt scorn
A salt apology
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Salt

One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
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