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washing soda

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noun
  1. sodium carbonate(def 2).
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Origin of washing soda

First recorded in 1840–50
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Related Words

soda

Examples from the Web for washing soda

Historical Examples

  • A can of Babbitt's Potash of Lye may take the place of the washing-soda.

    Home Occupations for Boys and Girls

    Bertha Johnston

  • Fair hands, fresh from the healthful contact of washing-soda, wave recognition to him from coupe or victoria.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage

  • A bit of washing-soda was laid over the drain-pipe, and a quantity of very hot water was poured into the sink to flush it.

  • If a pot has been burned put a tablespoonful of washing-soda into it and fill it with water.

  • The tin-lined are preferable, on account of being easily cleaned by means of a small birch-broom, washing-soda, and boiling water.


British Dictionary definitions for washing soda

washing soda

noun
  1. the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate, esp when used as a cleansing agent
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