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sodium chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
salt1 (def 1).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • 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.
  • Common salt is sodium chloride, the compound principally under indictment.
British Dictionary definitions for sodium chloride

sodium chloride

noun
1.
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 Also called salt
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sodium chloride in Medicine

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

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sodium chloride in Science
sodium chloride  
See salt.
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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