washing soda

noun

Definition of washing soda

: a transparent crystalline hydrated sodium carbonate

Examples of washing soda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a bathtub, add 1/4 cup borax, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup laundry detergent. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 The process itself is rather lengthy: Towels and sheets sit in a tub of hot water, borax, washing soda (sodium carbonate) and laundry detergent until the water has cooled completely, about four to five hours in total. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 The laundry stripping recipe involves adding borax, washing soda (sodium carbonate — not baking soda) and laundry detergent in a 1:1:2 ratio. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 The classic homemade recipe available online contains a combination of washing soda, borax and some sort of soap (such as Dr. Bronner’s). New York Times, 28 Oct. 2021 Sachs says to fill a bathtub with hot water and add a quarter-cup of borax, a quarter-cup of washing soda (a.k.a. sodium carbonate) and a half-cup of detergent. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 Also, Wang says, the washing soda used in stripping can combine with deposits in hard water to create additional residue on fabrics. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 Some recommend adding vinegar, washing soda or Borax, which might help cut through grease and remove stubborn grime when used in very small amounts (such as a couple of teaspoons per gallon of water). Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 For a bathtub, add 1/4 cup borax, 1/4 cup washing soda, and 1/2 cup laundry detergent. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of washing soda

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Washing soda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washing%20soda. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for washing soda

washing soda

noun

Medical Definition of washing soda

: a transparent crystalline hydrated sodium carbonate

called also sal soda

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