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sodium sulfate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 SO 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, soaps, detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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sodium-sulfate in Medicine

sodium sulfate n.
A white crystalline compound used as a mild natural laxative and in larger doses as a hydragogue cathartic.

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