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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sodium chloride mean? 

  The noun SODIUM CHLORIDE has 1 sense:

1. a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)

  Familiarity information: SODIUM CHLORIDE used as a noun is very rare.

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A white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)

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Nouns denoting substances


common salt; sodium chloride

Hypernyms ("sodium chloride" is a kind of...):

binary compound (chemical compound composed of only two elements)

Meronyms (substance of "sodium chloride"):

atomic number 17; chlorine; Cl (a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sodium chloride"):

halite; rock salt (naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride)

Holonyms ("sodium chloride" is a substance of...):

brine; saltwater; seawater (water containing salts)

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