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sulphate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of sulphuric acid, such as sodium sulphate, Na 2 SO 4, sodium hydrogen sulphate, or diethyl sulphate, (C 2 H 5) 2 SO 4
  2. slang amphetamine sulphateOften shortened to: sulph
verb
  1. (tr) to treat with a sulphate or convert into a sulphate
  2. to undergo or cause to undergo the formation of a layer of lead sulphate on the plates of an accumulator
Derived Formssulphation, noun

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin sulfātum; see sulphur
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