from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See carbonated water.
  • n. See soft drink.
  • n. A solution of water, sodium bicarbonate, and acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Water that has carbon dioxide dissolved in it and has been stored under pressure in a bottle. Usually mixed before drinking with another beverage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. originally, a beverage consisting of a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate to which an acid (such as phosphoric acid) has been added to generate carbon dioxide and thus cause effervescence; the term now is also used as a synonym for soda pop. Soda water without flavoring is used as a beverage or as a component of a mixed beverage. It is typically bottled or canned under pressure so that the carbon dioxide and effervescence will be preserved until use.
  • n. a beverage containing supersaturated carbon dioxide (carbonic acid) and thus effervescent.
  • n. same as soda pop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink generally consisting of ordinary water into which carbonic acid has been forced under pressure.
  • n. A solution used to cool drills, punches, etc., used in metal-working.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
  • n. effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide


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From sodium bicarbonate, originally a constituent of soda water.


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