caustic soda


Origin:
1875–80

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caustic soda
 
n
another name for sodium hydroxide

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caustic soda n.
See sodium hydroxide.

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Example sentences
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.
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