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I don't get the point of the first sense

"An ionic compound composed of an alkalai [sic] metal atom and a halogen atom."

All these compounds can also be formed in an acid+base reaction. Anyone with an explanation as to why these are considered different senses? I removed it, (and updated the numbers of the translation-references) but if there really is some detail of the removed sense (above) which is not included in the present first sense, I'm all ears... \Mike 11:24, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


Why was an entire section just removed without comment? 19:44, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

missing figurative verb sense[edit]

We're missing a verb sense which alludes to salting earth to ensure nothing grows, but which is figurative. For example, on RFDO I just suggested salting a page: making it a redirect rather than deleting it, because it could easily be recreated if it were merely deleted, but not if it were made a redirect and protected. - -sche (discuss) 02:51, 9 October 2012 (UTC)