baking soda


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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baking soda bak·ing soda (bā'kĭng)
n.
A white crystalline compound, used as a gastric and systemic antacid, to alkalize urine, and for washes of body cavities. Also called sodium bicarbonate.

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baking soda  
See sodium bicarbonate.
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Example sentences
Hence the use of baking soda, originally potash, as a leavening agent.
Baking soda is a well-known baking ingredient that switch-hits as a cleaning
  agent.
Buttermilk's slight acidity helps activate baking soda and make bread rise.
Add the salt and baking soda, stirring rapidly and carefully.
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