[syn: pop, soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Soda water \So"da wat`er\, n.
1. originally, a beverage consisting of a weak solution of
sodium bicarbonate to which an acid (such as phosphoric
acid) has been added to generate carbon dioxide and thus
cause effervescence; the term now is also used as a
synonym for soda pop. Soda water without flavoring is
used as a beverage or as a component of a mixed beverage.
It is typically bottled or canned under pressure so that
the carbon dioxide and effervescence will be preserved
2. a beverage containing supersaturated carbon dioxide
(carbonic acid) and thus effervescent.
3. same as soda pop.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon
dioxide [syn: soda water, carbonated water, club
soda, seltzer, sparkling water]
2: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in
New England they call sodas tonics" [syn: pop, soda,
soda pop, soda water, tonic]