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English definition of “bicarbonate of soda”

bicarbonate of soda

noun [U]     /baɪˌkɑː.bən.ət.əvˈsəʊ.də/ US  /-ˌkɑːr.bən.ət.əvˈsoʊ-/ mainly UK (US usually baking soda)
a white powder used to make foods rise in baking : Mix together 250 g plain flour and a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and then add to the cake mixture .Additives in food and drinks
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