Definition of table salt in English:

table salt

noun

  • [mass noun] Salt suitable for sprinkling on food at meals.

    • ‘Some salt substitutes or light salts contain a mixture of table salt (sodium chloride) and other compounds.’
    • ‘You will need a minimum of chemicals, including ordinary table salt & soda ash, which is available at pool supply stores.’
    • ‘Older children can drink tea with honey or gargle warm salt water (one teaspoon of table salt in one cup water) to ease throat pain.’
    • ‘You should also soak for 30 minutes in a lukewarm bath that contains some ordinary table salt and two teaspoons of malt vinegar.’
    • ‘The substance formed is ordinary table salt which is a white, salty, crystalline solid, properties that are very different from the original elements of sodium and chlorine.’
    • ‘Before compulsory iodisation of table salt, only about 30% of table salt was iodised.’
    • ‘It is easy to manufacture from common table salt.’
    • ‘A good compromise seasoning is potassium chloride, which tastes the same as regular table salt (sodium chloride) but does not cause bloating.’
    • ‘As he got closer, he could see that what he thought was a powder was actually much coarser, larger grains than table salt.’
    • ‘The cabinet was thrown open as Dad grabbed the table salt and the peppercorn grinder from the pantry.’
    • ‘A familiar example of an ionic compound is table salt, found in nature as rock salt.’
    • ‘Try pouring boiling water over dandelions or slash their leaves and sprinkle table salt on to the rosette.’
    • ‘Unlike common table salt, which is mined from the land and then refined, the best specialty salts are ‘harvested’ from seawater that's allowed to evaporate in the sun.’
    • ‘One of its uses is as an anti-caking agent in iodized table salt.’
    • ‘Use over-the-counter nasal saline solutions or make your own salt water by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to 1 cup of warm water.’
    • ‘Scouring powder can be made from baking soda or dry table salt.’
    • ‘Dampen a soft cloth in hot vinegar, then dip in table salt and rub the brass, or make a paste of flour, salt and vinegar.’
    • ‘You can buy a commercial product or make your own by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of noniodized table salt, a pinch of baking soda, and 8 ounces of lukewarm bottled water.’
    • ‘Make a salt-water solution by putting one teaspoon of table salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in a quart of tap water.’
    • ‘The American Heart Association recommends you consume no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium daily - roughly 1 teaspoon of table salt.’
    sodium chloride
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