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ammonium sulfate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, (NH 4) 2 SO 4 , used chiefly as a fertilizer.
Origin
1800-1885
1800-85
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  • The use of ammonium sulfate in large-scale fertilizer formulations has been growing gradually.
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ammonium sulfate  
A brownish-gray to white crystalline salt used in fertilizers and water purification. Chemical formula: (NH4)2SO4.
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