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 for Neutral salt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout,
     G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole,
     Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. Sal,
     Salad, Salary, Saline, Sauce, Sausage.]
     1. The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning
        food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found
        native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation
        and crystallization, from sea water and other water
        impregnated with saline particles.
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     2. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
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              Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . .
              . we have some salt of our youth in us. --Shak.
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     3. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
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     4. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
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              I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen
              of silver salts.                      --Pepys.
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     5. A sailor; -- usually qualified by old. [Colloq.]
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              Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing
              and gossiping, clusters of old salts. --Hawthorne.
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     6. (Chem.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an
        acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the
        salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
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     Note: Except in case of ammonium salts, accurately speaking,
           it is the acid radical which unites with the base or
           basic radical, with the elimination of hydrogen, of
           water, or of analogous compounds as side products. In
           the case of diacid and triacid bases, and of dibasic
           and tribasic acids, the mutual neutralization may vary
           in degree, producing respectively basic, neutral, or
           acid salts. See Phrases below.
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     7. Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that
        which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an
        allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken
        with a grain of salt.
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              Ye are the salt of the earth.         --Matt. v. 13.
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     8. pl. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic,
        especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
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     9. pl. Marshes flooded by the tide. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Above the salt, Below the salt, phrases which have
        survived the old custom, in the houses of people of rank,
        of placing a large saltcellar near the middle of a long
        table, the places above which were assigned to the guests
        of distinction, and those below to dependents, inferiors,
        and poor relations. See Saltfoot.
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              His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is
              beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the
              salt.                                 --B. Jonson.
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     Acid salt (Chem.)
        (a) A salt derived from an acid which has several
            replaceable hydrogen atoms which are only partially
            exchanged for metallic atoms or basic radicals; as,
            acid potassium sulphate is an acid salt.
        (b) A salt, whatever its constitution, which merely gives
            an acid reaction; thus, copper sulphate, which is
            composed of a strong acid united with a weak base, is
            an acid salt in this sense, though theoretically it is
            a neutral salt.
  
     Alkaline salt (Chem.), a salt which gives an alkaline
        reaction, as sodium carbonate.
  
     Amphid salt (Old Chem.), a salt of the oxy type, formerly
        regarded as composed of two oxides, an acid and a basic
        oxide. [Obsolescent]
  
     Basic salt (Chem.)
        (a) A salt which contains more of the basic constituent
            than is required to neutralize the acid.
        (b) An alkaline salt.
  
     Binary salt (Chem.), a salt of the oxy type conveniently
        regarded as composed of two ingredients (analogously to a
        haloid salt), viz., a metal and an acid radical.
  
     Double salt (Chem.), a salt regarded as formed by the union
        of two distinct salts, as common alum, potassium aluminium
        sulphate. See under Double.
  
     Epsom salts. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Essential salt (Old Chem.), a salt obtained by
        crystallizing plant juices.
  
     Ethereal salt. (Chem.) See under Ethereal.
  
     Glauber's salt or Glauber's salts. See in Vocabulary.
  
     Haloid salt (Chem.), a simple salt of a halogen acid, as
        sodium chloride.
  
     Microcosmic salt. (Chem.). See under Microcosmic.
  
     Neutral salt. (Chem.)
        (a) A salt in which the acid and base (in theory)
            neutralize each other.
        (b) A salt which gives a neutral reaction.
  
     Oxy salt (Chem.), a salt derived from an oxygen acid.
  
     Per salt (Old Chem.), a salt supposed to be derived from a
        peroxide base or analogous compound. [Obs.]
  
     Permanent salt, a salt which undergoes no change on
        exposure to the air.
  
     Proto salt (Chem.), a salt derived from a protoxide base or
        analogous compound.
  
     Rochelle salt. See under Rochelle.
  
     Salt of amber (Old Chem.), succinic acid.
  
     Salt of colcothar (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or sulphate
        of iron.
  
     Salt of hartshorn. (Old Chem.)
        (a) Sal ammoniac, or ammonium chloride.
        (b) Ammonium carbonate. Cf. Spirit of hartshorn, under
            Hartshorn.
  
     Salt of lemons. (Chem.) See Salt of sorrel, below.
  
     Salt of Saturn (Old Chem.), sugar of lead; lead acetate; --
        the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.
  
     Salt of Seignette. Same as Rochelle salt.
  
     Salt of soda (Old Chem.), sodium carbonate.
  
     Salt of sorrel (Old Chem.), acid potassium oxalate, or
        potassium quadroxalate, used as a solvent for ink stains;
        -- so called because found in the sorrel, or Oxalis. Also
        sometimes inaccurately called salt of lemon.
  
     Salt of tartar (Old Chem.), potassium carbonate; -- so
        called because formerly made by heating cream of tartar,
        or potassium tartrate. [Obs.]
  
     Salt of Venus (Old Chem.), blue vitriol; copper sulphate;
        -- the alchemical name of copper being Venus.
  
     Salt of wisdom. See Alembroth.
  
     Sedative salt (Old Med. Chem.), boric acid.
  
     Sesqui salt (Chem.), a salt derived from a sesquioxide base
        or analogous compound.
  
     Spirit of salt. (Chem.) See under Spirit.
  
     Sulpho salt (Chem.), a salt analogous to an oxy salt, but
        containing sulphur in place of oxygen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neutral \Neu"tral\, a. [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]
     1. Not engaged on either side; not taking part with or
        assisting either of two or more contending parties;
        neuter; indifferent.
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              The heart can not possibly remain neutral, but
              constantly takes part one way or the other.
                                                    --Shaftesbury.
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     2. Neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not
        decided or pronounced.
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              Some things good, and some things ill, do seem,
              And neutral some, in her fantastic eye. --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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     3. (Biol.) Neuter. See Neuter, a., 3.
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     4. (Chem.) Having neither acid nor basic properties; unable
        to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; -- said of
        certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid,
        and alkaline.
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     Neutral axis, Neutral surface (Mech.), that line or
        plane, in a beam under transverse pressure, at which the
        fibers are neither stretched nor compressed, or where the
        longitudinal stress is zero. See Axis.
  
     Neutral equilibrium (Mech.), the kind of equilibrium of a
        body so placed that when moved slighty it neither tends to
        return to its former position not depart more widely from
        it, as a perfect sphere or cylinder on a horizontal plane.
        
  
     Neutral salt (Chem.), a salt formed by the complete
        replacement of the hydrogen in an acid or base; in the
        former case by a positive or basic, in the latter by a
        negative or acid, element or radical.
  
     Neutral tint, a bluish gray pigment, used in water colors,
        made by mixing indigo or other blue some warm color. the
        shades vary greatly.
  
     Neutral vowel, the vowel element having an obscure and
        indefinite quality, such as is commonly taken by the vowel
        in many unaccented syllables. It is regarded by some as
        identical with the [u^] in up, and is called also the
        natural vowel, as unformed by art and effort; it is also
        called the indefinite vowel. It is symbolized in some
        phonetic alphabets by the schwa ([schwa]). See Guide to
        Pronunciation, [sect] 17.
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