Sodium bicarbonate Sodium bicarbonate, a white crystalline substance, {HNaCO3}, with a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is found in many mineral springs and also produced artificially,. It is used in cookery, in baking powders, and as a source of carbonic acid gas (carbon dioxide) for soda water. Called also {baking soda}, {cooking soda}, {bicarbonate of soda}, {bicarb}, {saleratus}, and technically, {acid sodium carbonate}, {sodium acid carbonate}, {primary sodium carbonate}, {sodium dicarbonate}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • bicarb — [“baikarb] n. bicarbonate of soda, used for an upset stomach. □ I sure could use a little bicarb after that chili she served. □ I can’t stand that sweet tasting stuff. I want bicarb …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bicarb — [[t]ba͟ɪkɑː(r)b[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bicarb is an abbreviation for bicarbonate of soda. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • bicarb — noun Date: 1922 sodium bicarbonate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bicarb — /buy kahrb /, n. Informal. See sodium bicarbonate. [1920 25; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • bicarb. — 1. bicarbonate. 2. bicarbonate of soda. * * * …   Universalium

  • bicarb — noun /ˈbaɪˌkɑrb/ sodium bicarbonate …   Wiktionary

  • bicarb — bicarbonate * * * bi·carb bī .kärb, bī n SODIUM BICARBONATE …   Medical dictionary

  • bicarb — bi|carb [ baı,karb ] noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL BICARBONATE OF SODA …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bicarb — noun informal sodium bicarbonate …   English new terms dictionary

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