epsom salts

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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.
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