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sodium sulfate

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 SO 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, soaps, detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes.
Origin of sodium sulfate
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The sodium appears as Na in the sodium sulfate, and the chlorin as Cl in the two parts of hydrochloric acid.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
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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