/ (sɔːlts) /

pl n
  1. med any of various mineral salts, such as magnesium sulphate or sodium sulphate, for use as a cathartic

  2. short for smelling salts

  1. like a dose of salts informal very fast

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How to use salts in a sentence

  • Carbolic Acid … liquid … oil … sweet oil … castor oil … aperient … Epsom salts … white … white of egg.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • Lime salts also possess the power of transforming renninogen into the active ferment.

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  • The recent researches of Brustlein have shown that lime does cause the organic matters to absorb ammonia from its salts.

  • They are extremely prone to change, and in presence of animal matters readily ferment, and are converted into salts of ammonia.

  • I made him smell the salts which I had with me, and when we reached his house only the shivering remained.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils