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ammonia ammonium hydroxide, the compound formed by dissolving ammonia gas in water. [1/2 definitions]
Castile soap a fine white hard unscented soap made of olive oil and sodium hydroxide.
caustic potash potassium hydroxide.
caustic soda sodium hydroxide.
limewater a clear alkaline solution of calcium hydroxide, used in medicine, lotions, antacids, and the like.
lye a corrosive substance, esp. potassium or sodium hydroxide, usu. dissolved in water.
mercerize to treat (cotton thread or cloth) with sodium hydroxide to increase its strength, dye absorption, and luster.
milk of magnesia a milky mixture of magnesium hydroxide and water, used primarily as a laxative or antacid.
potash potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide. [1/2 definitions]
slaked lime a powder produced by combining lime with water and used in mortars, plasters, and cements; calcium hydroxide.
soda any of several sodium compounds, such as sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide. [1/5 definitions]