[ sed-lits ]
/ ˈsɛd lɪts /
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.
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Origin of Seidlitz powders
First recorded in 1805–15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village
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Example sentences 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