glauber salts'

Glauber's salt

[glou-berz]
noun
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:
1730–40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist

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Glauber's salt or Glauber salt (ˈɡlaʊbəz, ˈɡlaʊbə)
 
n
the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate
 
[C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist]
 
Glauber salt or Glauber salt
 
n
 
[C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604--68), German chemist]

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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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