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sodalite
  • n  a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form; occurs in igneous rocks
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soddy
  • n  a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses
  • n  English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956)
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sodium
  • n  a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
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sodium-vapor_lamp
  • n  lamp in which an electric current passed through a tube of sodium vapor makes a yellow light; used is street lighting
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sodium-vapour_lamp
  • n  lamp in which an electric current passed through a tube of sodium vapor makes a yellow light; used is street lighting
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sodium_benzoate
  • n  a white crystalline salt used as a food preservative and antiseptic
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sodium_bicarbonate
  • n  a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
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sodium_carbonate
  • n  a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
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sodium_carboxymethyl_cellulose
  • n  a gummy substance that is a sodium salt of carboxymethyl cellulose; used as a thickening or emulsifying agent
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sodium_chlorate
  • n  a colorless salt (NaClO3) used as a weed killer and an antiseptic
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sodium_chloride
  • n  a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
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sodium_cyanide
  • n  a white poisonous salt (NaCN) used in electroplating
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sodium_ethylmercurithiosalicylate
  • n  a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
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sodium_fluoride
  • n  a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (NaF) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay
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sodium_hydride
  • n  a flammable grey crystalline binary compound (NaH)
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