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A hydrated sodium carbonate used as a general cleanser.
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(Elements & Compounds) the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate, esp when used as a cleansing agent
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1. Also called soda ash. an anhydrous, grayish white, odorless, water-soluble powder, Na2CO3, used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, soaps, paper, petroleum products, sodium salts, as a cleanser, for bleaching, and in water treatment.
2. Also called sal soda, soda, washing soda. a hydrated form of this salt, Na2CO3∙10H2O, used similarly.
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|Noun||1.||washing soda - a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper|
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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