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Adj.1.saltlike - resembling a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal
alkalic, alkaline - relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
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Saltburn The Anglo-Saxons settled here and named a local stream "Sealt-Burna" - the salty stream, either from its salt water or because of the saltlike alum found in the vicinity.
It's the first stable form of boron to be experimentally confirmed, and the first ionic, saltlike solid scientists have found that's made from a single element.
At room temperature, they behave as saltlike fluids.