Glauber's salt

or Glau·ber salt

[ glou-berz ]

noun
  1. 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

1
1730–40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist

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Glauber's salt

Glauber salt (ˈɡlaʊbə)

/ (ˈɡlaʊbəz) /


noun
  1. the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate

Origin of Glauber's salt

1
C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist

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