- A common substance recognised chemically as sodium chloride (NaCl?), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
- (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.
- A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use).
- (slang) A sailor (also old salt).
- (cryptography) Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute force, brute-force decryption more difficult.
- (transitive) To add salt to.
- (mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
- (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
- To include colorful language in.
- To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
Etymology: Old English sealt, from Germanic, from Indo-European. Cognate with Dutch zout, German Salz, Swedish Swedish, salt; and with Greek á, Latin sal, Welsh halen, Russian ÑÑ.
- salty, Salty.
- saline, Saline.
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