A colorless or white crystalline compound, NaCl, used in the manufacture of chemicals and as a food preservative and seasoning. (noun)
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Use "sodium chloride" in a sentence
"That parallel is not as tenuous as it sounds: Sodium fluoride is used to strengthen teeth, sodium chloride is table salt, and chlorine is a poisonous gas that was used by Germany in World War I."