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

  • n. A white crystalline compound, NaHCO3, with a slightly alkaline taste, used in making effervescent salts and beverages, artificial mineral water, pharmaceuticals, and fire extinguishers. Also called bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate.

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  • n. Common name for sodium bicarbonate.

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

  • n. a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid


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  • This list includes, among many other things, baking soda and vinegar, which together produce carbon dioxide gas, and diluted hydrochloric acid mixed up with sodium sulfide, which makes a stinkazoid rottenegg smell in no time.

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  • And your choice of toothpaste matters toomy favorite is Arm & Hammers baking soda and peroxide toothpaste.


  • To make a gentle exfoliator, make a paste of baking soda and water and rub the mixture all over your skin.


  • They cooked the freebased form of cocaine with baking soda to stretch it.

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  • Even if a food does not taste terribly salty (bagels can have over 400 milligrams of sodium), the presence of ingredients like monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda and baking powder, and nitrites should tip you off—you will be surprised at the sodium content of many foods if you read the nutrition labels.

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  • They carry the stolen TV from Pete Decker's apartment, along with plastic baggies filled with pipes and baking soda and allergy medicine and batteries and enough cooked methamphetamine to keep Pete and his young friends stoned until the real spring comes.

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