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sodium sulfate

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, soaps, detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes.
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Origin of sodium sulfate

First recorded in 1880–85
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sodium sulfate in Medicine

sodium sulfate

n.
  1. A white crystalline compound used as a mild natural laxative and in larger doses as a hydragogue cathartic.
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