sodium chloride

noun Chemistry.
salt1 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1865–70

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sodium chloride
 
n
Also called: salt common table salt; a soluble colourless crystalline compound occurring naturally as halite and in sea water: widely used as a seasoning and preservative for food and in the manufacture of chemicals, glass, and soap. Formula: NaCl

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sodium chloride n.
Common or table salt, used as a food preservative and seasoning.

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sodium chloride  
See salt.
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sodium chloride

mineral substance of great importance. The mineral form halite, or rock salt, is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from a class of chemical compounds called salts

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Example sentences
Seawater is a lot more complex than a simple solution of water and sodium
  chloride.
Extract the sodium chloride from the other minerals to make salt water.
There was no distinctive facial expression for sodium chloride.
Chloride is found in table salt or sea salt as sodium chloride.
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