Origin of salted

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at salt1, -ed3
Related formsun·salt·ed, adjectivewell-salt·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for unsalted


  1. not seasoned, preserved, or treated with saltunsalted peanuts


  1. seasoned, preserved, or treated with salt
  2. informal experienced in an occupation
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Word Origin and History for unsalted

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of salt (v.). Cf. North Frisian unsalted, Swedish osaltad, Danish usaltet.

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