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sodium hydroxide

noun [U] uk   /ˌsəʊ.di.əm.haɪˈdrɒk.saɪd/ us    /ˌsoʊ.di.əm.haɪˈdrɑːk-/ specialized
a chemical compound used in soap and paper production and in powerful cleaning substances
Chemical elements
(Definition of sodium hydroxide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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