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washing soda:see sodium carbonatesodium carbonate,
chemical compound, Na2CO3, soluble in water and very slightly soluble in alcohol. Pure sodium carbonate is a white, odorless powder that absorbs moisture from the air, has an alkaline taste, and forms a strongly alkaline water solution.
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washing soda[′wäsh·iŋ ‚sōd·ə]
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the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate, esp when used as a cleansing agent
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