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- noun A white deliquescent solid, NaOH, that is a strong base used in the manufacture of chemicals and soaps and in petroleum refining.
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- noun chemistry A strong,
caustic alkali, NaOH, used in the manufacture of soap, detergents, paper, textilesand having many other industrial applications.
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- noun a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds
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