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The human diet, for millions of years, did not contain any added salt - only the sodium present in natural foods, adding up to only about 1000 mg sodium per day.
Joel Fuhrman

Meaning of "sodium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SODIUM

New Latin, from soda + -ium.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SODIUM

sodium  [ˈsəʊdɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SODIUM

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sodium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SODIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Sodium

Sodium is a chemical element with the symbol Na and atomic number 11. It is a soft, silver-white, highly reactive metal and is a member of the alkali metals; its only stable isotope is 23Na. The free metal does not occur in nature, but instead must be prepared from its compounds; it was first isolated by Humphry Davy in 1807 by the electrolysis of sodium hydroxide. Sodium is the sixth most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and exists in numerous minerals such as feldspars, sodalite and rock salt. Many salts of sodium are highly water-soluble, and their sodium has been leached by the action of water so that sodium and chlorine are the most common dissolved elements by weight in the Earth's bodies of oceanic water. Many sodium compounds are useful, such as sodium hydroxide for soap-making, and sodium chloride for use as a de-icing agent and a nutrient. Sodium is an essential element for all animals and some plants. In animals, sodium ions are used against potassium ions to build up charges on cell membranes, allowing transmission of nerve impulses when the charge is dissipated.

Definition of sodium in the English dictionary

The definition of sodium in the dictionary is a very reactive soft silvery-white element of the alkali metal group occurring principally in common salt, Chile saltpetre, and cryolite. Sodium and potassium ions maintain the essential electrolytic balance in living cells. It is used in the production of chemicals, in metallurgy, and, alloyed with potassium, as a cooling medium in nuclear reactors. Symbol: Na; atomic no: 11; atomic wt: 22.989768; valency: 1; relative density: 0.971; melting pt: 97.81±0.03°C; boiling pt: 892.9°C.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SODIUM


allodium
əˈləʊdɪəm
alodium
əˈləʊdɪəm
anthodium
ænˈθəʊdɪəm
collodium
kəˈləʊdɪəm
desmodium
dɛzˈməʊdɪəm
disodium
daɪˈsəʊdɪəm
erodium
ɪˈrəʊdɪəm
leontopodium
lɪˌɒntəˈpəʊdɪəm
lycopodium
ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm
monosodium
ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəm
odeum
ˈəʊdɪəm
odium
ˈəʊdɪəm
parapodium
ˌpærəˈpəʊdɪəm
phyllodium
fɪˈləʊdɪəm
plasmodium
plæzˈməʊdɪəm
podium
ˈpəʊdɪəm
pseudopodium
ˌsjuːdəʊˈpəʊdɪəm
rhodium
ˈrəʊdɪəm
sympodium
sɪmˈpəʊdɪəm
trisodium
traɪˈsəʊdɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SODIUM

sodicity
sodium amide
sodium amytal
sodium benzoate
sodium bicarbonate
sodium bichromate
sodium carbonate
sodium chlorate
sodium chloride
sodium citrates
sodium cyanide
sodium dichromate
sodium fluoroacetate
sodium glutamate
sodium hydroxide
sodium hyposulphite
sodium lamp
sodium light
sodium metabisulphite
sodium nitrate

WORDS THAT END LIKE SODIUM

clostridium
compendium
cryptosporidium
culture medium
diacodium
diphenylhydantoin sodium
indium
intermedium
iridium
medium
monopodium
palladium
pentobarbital sodium
Pentothal sodium
radium
stadium
staminodium
stylopodium
thiopental sodium
vanadium

Synonyms and antonyms of sodium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sodium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SODIUM

Find out the translation of sodium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sodium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sodium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sodio
570 millions of speakers

English

sodium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सोडियम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصوديوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

натрия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sódio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোডিয়াম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sodium
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Natrium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Natrium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナトリウム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나트륨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sodium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

natri
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோடியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोडियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sodyum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sodio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sodu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

натрію
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sodiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νατρίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

natrium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

natrium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

natrium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sodium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SODIUM»

The term «sodium» is very widely used and occupies the 10.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SODIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sodium

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7 QUOTES WITH «SODIUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sodium.
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Cat Cora
I use a lot of fresh citrus, garlic, and fresh herbs when cooking to cut down on fat and sodium but punch up flavor. Our cupboards and fridge are full of condiments - mustards, vinegars, etc. that also add tons of flavor but are low in fat, calories, or other processed additives.
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Todd English
All the pre-made sauces in a jar, and frozen and canned vegetables, processed meats, and cheeses which are loaded with artificial ingredients and sodium can get in the way of a healthy diet. My number one advice is to eat fresh, and seasonally.
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Joel Fuhrman
The human diet, for millions of years, did not contain any added salt - only the sodium present in natural foods, adding up to only about 1000 mg sodium per day.
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Emeril Lagasse
You can easily put together your own favorite spice blend, whether that's a salt and pepper mixture or you're adding herbs to it or Creole spice. Just watch out for the sodium content. That why I encourage you to make your own.
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Misty May-Treanor
If there are fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies on the table, I won't say no to those. Soy sauce is another one, even though it's awful - it's so high in sodium.
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Michael Moss
Companies are experimenting with replacing sodium chloride with potassium chloride, because most of the health problems come from sodium. It works for some products, but if you diminish the amount of sodium, people want sugar and fat instead.
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Pieter Zeeman
The rotation of the polarization plane is extraordinarily small in all gases, thus also in sodium vapour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SODIUM»

Discover the use of sodium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sodium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sodium
Explains the characteristics of sodium, where it is found, how it is used by humans, and its relationship to other elements found in the periodic table.
Michele Thomas, 2005
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Pocket Guide to Low Sodium Foods
Intended for the estimated 60 million Americans with high blood pressure and severe kidney disease, this guide addresses which supermarket products and fast food items have the lowest sodium counts and simplifies supermarket choices by ...
Bobbie Mostyn, 2003
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Sodium Sulfate: Handbook of Deposits, Processing, ...
The scope and detail of the book are unequaled in the literature.
Donald E. Garrett, 2001
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Sodium
Discusses the characteristics, sources, and uses of sodium.
Anne O'Daly, 2001
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Sodium
Explains how sodium was discovered, what it is, how it is used, and how salt is healthy in moderation.
Salvatore Tocci, 2005
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500 Low Sodium Recipes: Lose the salt, not the flavor in ...
Their anxieties about their health are compounded by the notion that eating will no longer be fun and enjoyable. This book will assure them otherwise.
Dick Logue, 2007
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Sodium Sulphur Battery
This book should be of interest to general science, physics and physical sciences courses.
‎1985
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Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, ...
This book will be an invaluable reference for nutritionists, nutrition researchers, and food manufacturers.
Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water, Food and Nutrition Board, 2005
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The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook: Hundreds of Favorite ...
The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook contains: * Hundreds of good tasting, easy-to-make recipes * An introduction by Dr. Sandra Barbour of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation * Advice on finding low-sodium prepared foods, eating in restaurants, ...
Donald A. Gazzaniga, 2002
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Sodium Carbonate: A Versatile Material
This booklet presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay process. The photocopiable worksheets are suitable for pre- and post-16 students.
Ted Lister, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SODIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sodium is used in the context of the following news items.
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De Blasio Administration Wants High-Sodium Warnings on Menus
“It's quite difficult for consumers to understand which products might have too much sodium in them,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, a deputy commissioner at the city's ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Radioactive leak in Delhi was sodium iodide - regulator
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The leak of radioactive material on Friday at Delhi's international airport was of sodium iodide 131, an official at India's Atomic Energy ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Sodium Sleuths: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?
It's not the salt shakers on our tables that explain why Americans consume way too much sodium. It's the processed foods we buy in grocery stores. «NPR, Apr 15»
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Mommy Blogger Lacey Spears Found Guilty In Son's Salt Poisoning …
After deliberating for three days, a jury has found mommy blogger Lacey Spears guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal sodium poisoning of her 5-year-old ... «RadarOnline, Mar 15»
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Lawyer In Murder Trial: Medical Treatment, Not Lacey Spears, To …
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An attorney for a woman accused of killing her son with salt says the boy's high sodium level was caused by his ... «CBS Local, Feb 15»
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Too much sugar and sodium are on the menu for toddlers, study finds
In addition, 72% of toddler dinners were judged to be high in sodium, with an average of of 2,295 milligrams of sodium per meal. The Institute of Medicine ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
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Lacey Spears On Trial After Allegedly Poisoning Her Son With Sodium
The boy's sodium levels rose to a dangerous point with no medical explanation, prosecutors said, leading to a swollen brain, seizures and death. They believe ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
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The 10 Worst High-Sodium Foods for Kids, CDC Warns
Parents worried about the sneaky sugar content in their kids' diet might also want to beware of another threat in the nutritional minefield: sodium. About 90 ... «Yahoo Health, Sep 14»
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Sodium Guidelines 'Need to Be Rethought,' Experts Say
People whose diets contain moderate levels of sodium may have healthier hearts and live longer than those who consume too much or too little of the mineral, ... «LiveScience.com, Aug 14»
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USDA testing sodium nitrite to poison feral hogs, which do $800M …
Sodium nitrite is far more toxic to pigs than people and is used in Australia and New Zealand to kill feral swine. USDA scientists say it may be the best solution in ... «Fox Business, Jun 14»

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