|(functioning as singular or plural) a medicinal preparation of hydrated magnesium sulphate, used as a purgative|
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Epsom salts Ep·som salts (ěp'səm)
Hydrated magnesium sulfate, used as a cathartic and as an agent to reduce inflammation.
|Epsom salts (ěp'səm) Pronunciation Key
A bitter, colorless, crystalline salt, used in making textiles, in fertilizers, for medical purposes, and as an additive to bath water to soothe the skin. Chemical formula: MgSO4·7H2O.