Seidlitz powders

[ sed-lits ]
/ ˈsɛd lɪts /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence.

Origin of Seidlitz powders

First recorded in 1805–15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village

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Examples from the Web for seidlitz powders

  • Seidlitz-powders are perhaps a little too strong for frequent use in a tropical climate.

    The Art of Travel|Francis Galton