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caustic soda

Origin of caustic soda
1875-80 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for caustic soda
  • The fuel was then refined on the ship, he says, using a process in which caustic soda is blended into gasoline to remove sulfur.
  • The crew then scrubbed the bones and boiled them in a cauldron of water and caustic soda to dissolve any remaining flesh.
  • caustic soda is used in paper, detergent and aluminum manufacturing.
  • It makes chlorine, caustic soda and industrial chemical products for the pulp and paper sector and other industrial customers.
  • Softening by lime and lime-soda ash is generally less expensive then by caustic soda.
British Dictionary definitions for caustic soda

caustic soda

another name for sodium hydroxide
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caustic soda in Medicine

caustic soda n.
See sodium hydroxide.

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