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Seidlitz powders

[sed-lits] /ˈsɛd lɪts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence.
Origin of Seidlitz powders
1805-15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • seidlitz-powders are perhaps a little too strong for frequent use in a tropical climate.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton

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