sodium chloride

noun

Definition of sodium chloride

: an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt sense 1a

Examples of sodium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fahrenheit, is less damaging to plants than products made with sodium chloride (rock salt). Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "With snow on its way, here are the best removal products for winter weather in Chicago," 28 Dec. 2020 Unlike a flu shot that comes in ready-to-go vials, the Pfizer vaccine, which uses new technology called mRNA, must be diluted with sodium chloride solution and turned upside down and back again 10 times before being injected. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, "Rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Slows in U.K. Due to Allergic-Reaction Monitoring," 14 Dec. 2020 Before the vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm, health care providers add an extra 2.16 mg of sodium chloride per dose. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "'Nothing too surprising there': Pfizer COVID vaccine ingredients are pretty standard, experts say," 13 Dec. 2020 Musk said Tesla is focusing on development of a process to extract the metal using sodium chloride, or table salt, instead of more expensive chemical reagents. David Stringer, Fortune, "Tesla is trying to mine its own lithium," 29 Sep. 2020 Musk said Tesla is focusing on development of a process to extract the metal using sodium chloride, or table salt, instead of more expensive chemical reagents. David Stringer, Fortune, "Tesla is trying to mine its own lithium," 29 Sep. 2020 Observations by spacecraft and ground telescopes alike show that the terrain is sprinkled with chemical compounds such as sodium chloride and magnesium sulfate. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Jupiter Might Have a Glow-in-the-Dark Moon," 10 Nov. 2020 For example, sodium chloride staunches green light, while sulfate salts add slightly more red to the mix. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "One of Jupiter's icy moons may glow in the dark," 9 Nov. 2020 Musk said Tesla is focusing on development of a process to extract the metal using sodium chloride, or table salt, instead of more expensive chemical reagents. David Stringer, Fortune, "Tesla is trying to mine its own lithium," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sodium chloride

1868, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2021

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“Sodium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20chloride. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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sodium chloride

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sodium chloride

technical : the chemical compound that forms salt

sodium chloride

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sodium chlo·​ride | \ -ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

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sodium chloride

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Medical Definition of sodium chloride

: an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt sense 1a

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