Definition of sodium bicarbonate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sodium bicarbonate

BrE BrE//ˌsəʊdiəm baɪˈkɑːbənət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊdiəm baɪˈkɑːrbənət//
(also bicarbonate of soda, baking soda) (informal bicarb) [uncountable] (symbol NaHCO3)
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a chemical in the form of a white powder that dissolves and is used in baking to make cakes, etc. rise and become light, and in making fizzy drinks and some medicines
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sodium bicarbonate