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Glauber's salt

[glou-berz] /ˈglaʊ bərz/
noun
1.
the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 SO 4 ·10H 2 O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.
Also, Glauber salt.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604-68), German chemist
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Glauber's salt

/ˈɡlaʊbəz/
noun
1.
the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate
Word Origin
C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist
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Glauber's salt in Medicine

Glauber's salt Glau·ber's salt (glou'bərz)
n.
A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate used as a cathartic and diuretic.

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