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English definition of “sodium hydroxide”

sodium hydroxide

noun [U]     /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 → Compare caustic sodaChemical elements
(Definition of sodium hydroxide noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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