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- n. See salt.
- n. Sodium chloride.
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- n. Ordinary salt (sodium chloride)
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- n. a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
- n. white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
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Of this 3 1/2 lbs. nearly 1 lb. is common salt (chloride of sodium), about 2 lbs. chloride of magnesium, and less than 3 a lb. chloride of calcium (or muriate of lime).