or Glau·ber salt
- the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4·10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.
Origin of Glauber's salt
1730–40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist
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Glauber salt (ˈɡlaʊbə)
- the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate
C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist
- A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate used as a cathartic and diuretic.
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