sodium chloride

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Properly known as sodium chloride, the compound is a crucial part of sea salt found commonly in the ocean. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Yellow Part of Jupiter's Watery Moon? That's Table Salt, NASA Says," 13 June 2019 The discovery of sodium chloride means Europa's ocean could look more like those on Earth and even possibly include salt. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "The ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa has table salt, just like Earth's seas," 13 June 2019 The pesticide-free kit uses sodium chloride — the same chemical as table salt — and claims to kill both adult lice and nits, the tiny eggs. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Lice (and Even Super Lice) for Good," 9 May 2018 The pesticide-free kit uses sodium chloride — the same chemical as table salt — and claims to kill both adult lice and nits, the tiny eggs. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Lice (and Even Super Lice) for Good," 9 May 2018 The pesticide-free kit uses sodium chloride — the same chemical as table salt — and claims to kill both adult lice and nits, the tiny eggs. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Lice (and Even Super Lice) for Good," 9 May 2018 The machines’ metal teeth gouge into the rock—a mix of red potassium salts, white sodium chloride, better known as table salt, and gray clay. James Marson, WSJ, "More Potash Coming to an Already Crowded Fertilizer Market," 29 July 2018 Also ask about OTC Vamousse Lice Treatment, a non-pesticide product with a form of sodium chloride (the same thing as table salt) that claims to kill lice. Good Housekeeping, "Yikes! Super-Strains of Lice Have Spread to 25 States," 26 Feb. 2016 Most road salts are either sodium chloride (rock salt) or sometimes a concentrated solution of calcium chloride in colder weather. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Readers urge for clarification on salt water in car washes," 25 Mar. 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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sodium chloride

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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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