Definition of Glauber's salt in English:

Glauber's salt

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Pronunciation: /ˈglaʊbəz
 
, ˈglɔː-/

noun

  • (also Glauber's salts) A crystalline hydrated form of sodium sulphate, used chiefly as a laxative.
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    • Having experienced a mild diarrheal illness for several days, he had attempted to cure himself of this ailment that morning with a dose of Glauber's salts (sodium sulfate, similar to Epsom's salt), a laxative.
    • This includes various seaweeds such as kelp or dulse, certain mineral salts such as sodium sulfate (Glauber's salts) and certain plants.
    • Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate MgSO 4 7H 2 O) and Glauber's salt (sodium sulfate decahydrate Na 2 SO 4 10H 2 O) are examples of hydrates.

Origin

mid 18th century: named after Johann R. Glauber (1604–1668), the German chemist who first produced the substance artificially.

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