Washing soda

Washing soda
Washing Wash"ing, n. 1. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution. [1913 Webster]

2. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a washery. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. A thin covering or coat; as, a washing of silver. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. (Stock Exchanges) The operation of simultaneously buying and selling the same stock for the purpose of manipulating the market. The transaction is fictitious, and is prohibited by stock-exchange rules. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. (Pottery) The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Washing bear} (Zo["o]l.), the raccoon.

{Washing bottle} (Chem.), a bottle fitted with glass tubes passing through the cork, so that on blowing into one of the tubes a stream of water issuing from the other may be directed upon anything to be washed or rinsed, as a precipitate upon a filter, etc.

{Washing fluid}, a liquid used as a cleanser, and consisting usually of alkaline salts resembling soaps in their action.

{Washing machine}, a machine for washing; specifically, a machine for washing clothes.

{Washing soda}. (Chem.) See {Sodium carbonate}, under {Sodium}.

{Washing stuff}, any earthy deposit containing gold enough to pay for washing it; -- so called among gold miners. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Washing soda — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • washing soda — n a transparent crystalline hydrated sodium carbonate called also sal soda …   Medical dictionary

  • washing-soda — see ↑soda • • • Main Entry: ↑wash …   Useful english dictionary

  • washing soda — n. a crystalline form of sodium carbonate * * *       sodium carbonate decahydrate, efflorescent crystals used for washing, especially textiles. It is a compound of sodium (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • washing soda — ► NOUN ▪ sodium carbonate, used dissolved in water for washing and cleaning …   English terms dictionary

  • washing soda — washing .soda n [U] a chemical that is added to water to clean very dirty things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • washing soda — n. a crystalline form of sodium carbonate …   English World dictionary

  • washing soda — noun a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper • Syn: ↑sodium carbonate, ↑sal soda, ↑soda ash, ↑soda • Hypernyms: ↑salt * * * noun [noncount] : a chemical that is added to water to help clean very dirty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • washing soda — Sodium So di*um, n. [NL., fr.E. soda.] (Chem.) A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc. It is isolated as a soft, waxy, white, unstable metal, so highly reactive that it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • washing soda — natrio karbonatas dekahidratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė Na₂CO₃·10H₂O atitikmenys: angl. sal soda; sodium carbonate decahydrate; washing soda rus. кристаллическая сода; натрия карбоната декагидрат; стиральная сода ryšiai: sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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