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washing soda

sodium carbonate (def 2).
Origin of washing soda
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sometimes paraffin or turpentine has been used instead; washing soda does not smell, but it dissolves the ink more slowly.

    Finger Prints Francis Galton
  • The only way in which to soften such water is to add to it an alkali, such as borax, washing soda, or bicarbonate of soda.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • It is a substance, found only in Greenland, from which washing soda is made, and also some kinds of baking powder.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • After clothes have been washed with washing soda or strong soap, they should be thoroughly rinsed.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • The alkali is sold in various forms as soda ash, soda crystals, washing soda, etc.

  • That is why you should use a weak base, like ammonia or baking soda or washing soda, to neutralize any acid that spills on you.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • Wash the bowl and other parts in hot water in which washing soda has been dissolved.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • If food is burned on, boil in a solution of washing soda and then scour; wash and dry.

  • If you cannot get rid of odor, take the burner apart, boil it in a solution of washing soda, and put in a new wick.

  • Sal soda or washing soda is obtained by recrystallizing a solution of soda ash in water.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
British Dictionary definitions for washing soda

washing soda

the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate, esp when used as a cleansing agent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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