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baking soda

Origin of baking soda
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was fizzling like a baking-soda volcano, saliva slicking his cheeks and nostrils and chin, his eyes rolling.

  • Reheat in a Cream Sauce to which a bit of baking-soda has been added.

  • Then stir in a teaspoonful of baking-soda, which will whiten it, and turn it into a greased tin to cool.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Wash and pick over the sprouts and boil until tender in water to which a little salt and baking-soda have been added.

  • Clean and quarter a firm cabbage and cover with boiling salted water to which has been added a pinch of baking-soda.

  • If poisoned use carbolized vaseline or baking-soda and water made into a thick paste.

baking-soda in Medicine

baking soda bak·ing soda (bā'kĭng)
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 in Science
baking soda  
See sodium bicarbonate.
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