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baking powder a powder containing sodium bicarbonate and an acidic substance, that serves as a leavening agent in baking by releasing carbon dioxide when mixed with water, thereby causing the dough to rise.
baking soda a white powder used as a leavening agent in baking, an antacid, a mouthwash, and a fire extinguisher; sodium bicarbonate.
bicarbonate of soda see "sodium bicarbonate" and "baking soda."
saleratus sodium or potassium bicarbonate used in cooking and baking; baking soda.
soda water a mixture of water, sodium bicarbonate, and sometimes acid. [1/2 definitions]
sodium a highly reactive chemical element of the alkali metal group that has eleven protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally only in compounds such as sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate. (symbol: Na)
sodium bicarbonate a white water-soluble powder used as a fire extinguisher and antacid, and in the manufacture of mineral water, baking soda, and sodium salts; bicarbonate of soda; baking soda.