sodium hydroxide

noun

Definition of sodium hydroxide

: a white brittle solid NaOH that is a strong caustic base used especially in making soap, rayon, and paper

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First Known Use of sodium hydroxide

1885


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sodium hydroxide

noun

medical Definition of sodium hydroxide

: a white brittle deliquescent solid NaOH that dissolves readily in water to form a strongly alkaline and caustic solution and that is used in pharmacy as an alkalizing agent called also caustic soda

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