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  1. pertaining to or containing sodium: sodic soil.
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Origin of sodic

First recorded in 1855–60; sod(ium) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for sodic

Historical Examples

  • Sodic nitrate, if used upon soil late in the season, may overcome a difficulty that has been recently noticed.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891


  • Sodic nitrate is imported in large quantities from the rainless districts of Peru as a manure.

  • Sodic nitrate subcutaneously applied to frogs kills them, in doses of ·026 grm.

  • In presence of potassic or sodic chlorate, the blue colour immediately vanishes.

  • It is prepared by dropping a strong solution of antimony trichloride into a saturated solution of sodic phosphate.

British Dictionary definitions for sodic


  1. of or relating to sodium
  2. containing sodium
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Derived Formssodicity, noun
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sodic in Science


  1. Relating to or containing sodium.
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