mineral water
Soda So"da, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See {Solid}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide. (b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is also called {baking soda} [1913 Webster]

2. same as {sodium}, used in terms such as {bicarbonate of soda}. [PJC]

3. same as {soda water}. [PJC]

4. a non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means, containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is opened; -- in different localities it is variously called also {soda pop}, {pop}, {mineral water}, and {minerals}. It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural, such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely, popular variants being fruit or cola flavoring. [PJC]

{Caustic soda}, sodium hydroxide.

{Cooking soda}, sodium bicarbonate. [Colloq.]

{Sal soda}. See {Sodium carbonate}, under {Sodium}.

{Soda alum} (Min.), a mineral consisting of the hydrous sulphate of alumina and soda.

{Soda ash}, crude sodium carbonate; -- so called because formerly obtained from the ashes of sea plants and certain other plants, as saltwort ({Salsola}). See under {Sodium}.

{Soda fountain}, an apparatus for drawing soda water, fitted with delivery tube, faucets, etc.

{Soda lye}, a lye consisting essentially of a solution of sodium hydroxide, used in soap making.

{Soda niter}. See {Nitratine}.

{Soda salts}, salts having sodium for the base; specifically, sodium sulphate or Glauber's salts.

{Soda waste}, the waste material, consisting chiefly of calcium hydroxide and sulphide, which accumulates as a useless residue or side product in the ordinary Leblanc process of soda manufacture; -- called also {alkali waste}.

{Washing soda}, sodium carbonate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Mineral water — Water Wa ter (w[add] t[ e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS. watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG. wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. y dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral water — mineral .water n [U and C] water that comes from under the ground and contains a lot of minerals ▪ a glass of mineral water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mineral water — mineral ,water noun count or uncount water containing MINERALS that comes from under the ground and that you can buy in bottles and drink a. count a glass or bottle of mineral water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mineral water — n water naturally or artificially infused with mineral salts or gases (as carbon dioxide) …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral water — mineral waters N MASS Mineral water is water that comes out of the ground naturally and is considered healthy to drink …   English dictionary

  • mineral water — n. water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gases …   English World dictionary

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  • Mineral water — Gurgur mineral water spring Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value, generally obtained from a naturally occurring mineral spring or source. Dissolved substances… …   Wikipedia

  • mineral water — 1. water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, esp. such water considered healthful to drink. 2. mineral waters, Brit. a. carbonated water; soda water. b. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop. [1555 65] * * *       water… …   Universalium

  • mineral water — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mineral water : singular mineral water plural mineral waters a) water containing minerals that comes from under the ground and that you can buy in bottles and drink b) [countable] a glass or bottle… …   English dictionary

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