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Glauber's salt

or Glau·ber salt

[ glou-berz ]
/ ˈglaʊ bərz /
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noun

the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4·10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.

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Origin of Glauber's salt

1730–40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist
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British Dictionary definitions for Glauber's salt

Glauber's salt

Glauber salt (ˈɡlaʊbə)

/ (ˈɡlaʊbəz) /

noun

the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate

Word Origin for Glauber's salt

C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist
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Medical definitions for Glauber's salt

Glauber's salt
[ gloubərz ]

n.

A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate used as a cathartic and diuretic.
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