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soda water

an effervescent beverage consisting of water charged with carbon dioxide.
a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate, taken as a stomachic.
Origin of soda water
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is said to have been the first to suggest that soda-water fountains might be run at a large profit in London.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Flirtation is to love-making what soda-water is to champagne.

    The Californians Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • Lemonade, soda-water, etc., should if possible be deferred until the tenth year.

  • You see, the day we went through the hospital, it was hot, and we went to Henderson's for soda-water.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • For provisions we carried biscuits, a little tinned soup and meat, and a few bottles of soda-water.

  • She sighed and dropped into a chair by the soda-water counter.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • But the shop-keepers began to use rings of indiarubber from soda-water bottles, to make them stand.

  • There was decanters on the table, and a lot of soda-water bottles.

    In Direst Peril David Christie Murray
  • "I've—I've always wondered about soda-water," she faltered, trying to smile.

  • When they speculated about the soda-water, Kinney smiled again.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for soda-water

soda water

an effervescent beverage made by charging water with carbon dioxide under pressure Sometimes shortened to soda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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