washing soda


Definition of washing soda

: a transparent crystalline hydrated sodium carbonate

Examples of washing soda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Add 1/4 cup borax, 1/4 cup washing soda, and 1/2 cup detergent to the hot water. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of washing soda

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washing soda was in 1847

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“Washing soda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washing%20soda. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of washing soda

: a chemical that is added to water to help clean very dirty clothes, towels, sheets, etc.

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Medical Definition of washing soda

: a transparent crystalline hydrated sodium carbonate

called also sal soda


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