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Salt vs. Vinegar

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Saltnoun

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

Vinegarnoun

(uncountable) A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.

Saltnoun

(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.

Vinegarnoun

(countable) Any variety of vinegar.

‘a range of herb-flavoured vinegars’;

Saltnoun

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

Vinegarverb

(transitive) To season or otherwise treat with vinegar.

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Saltnoun

(slang) A sailor also old salt.

Vinegarnoun

A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

Saltnoun

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

Vinegarnoun

Hence, anything sour; - used also metaphorically.

‘Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's vinegar and pepper in't.’;

Saltnoun

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

Vinegarverb

To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

‘Hoping that he hath vinegared his sensesAs he was bid.’;

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Saltnoun

(obsolete) Flavour; taste; seasoning.

Vinegarnoun

sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative

Saltnoun

(obsolete) Piquancy; wit; sense.

‘Attic salt’;

Vinegarnoun

dilute acetic acid

Saltnoun

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

Vinegar

Vinegar is an aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace compounds that may include flavorings. Vinegar typically contains 5–8% acetic acid by volume.

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Saltnoun

(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.’;

Saltnoun

(Internet slang) Indignation; outrage; arguing.

‘There was so much salt in that thread about the poor casting decision.’;

Saltadjective

Salty; salted.

‘salt beef;’; ‘salt tears’;

Saltadjective

Saline.

‘a salt marsh;’; ‘salt grass’;

Saltadjective

Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.

‘a salt mine’; ‘The salt factory is a key connecting element in the seawater infrastructure.’;

Saltadjective

Bitter; sharp; pungent.

Saltadjective

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

Saltverb

(transitive) To add salt to.

‘to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt the city streets in the winter’;

Saltverb

(intransitive) To deposit salt as a saline solution.

‘The brine begins to salt.’;

Saltverb

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

Saltverb

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

Saltverb

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

Saltverb

(archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.

Saltverb

To include colorful language in.

Saltverb

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

Saltnoun

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.

Saltnoun

Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.

‘Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . . . we have some salt of our youth in us.’;

Saltnoun

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

Saltnoun

A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.

‘I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen of silver salts.’;

Saltnoun

A sailor; - usually qualified by old.

‘Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts.’;

Saltnoun

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.

Saltnoun

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.’;

Saltnoun

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

Saltnoun

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.’;

Saltnoun

The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.

Saltadjective

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

Saltadjective

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

Saltadjective

Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.

‘I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me.’;

Saltadjective

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.’;

Saltverb

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.

Saltverb

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

Saltverb

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

Saltnoun

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

Saltnoun

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

Saltnoun

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

Saltnoun

the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth

Saltverb

add salt to

Saltverb

sprinkle as if with salt;

‘the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps’;

Saltverb

add zest or liveliness to;

‘She salts her lectures with jokes’;

Saltverb

preserve with salt;

‘people used to salt meats on ships’;

Saltadjective

containing or filled with salt;

‘salt water’;

Saltadjective

of speech that is painful or bitter;

‘salt scorn’; ‘a salt apology’;

Saltadjective

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

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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