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A salt in which no hydrogen or hydroxyl (OH) ion is replaced by a metallic ion. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is a simple salt. Compare complex salt double salt.
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How to use simple salt in a sentence
The palate accustomed to Cayenne pepper can hardly be gratified by simple salt.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
I have tried it with good result, and have found simple salt and water most handy: it is harmless, at any rate.The Cat|Philip M. Rule