Glauber's salts
Glauber's salt Glau"ber's salt`or Glauber's salts Glau"ber's salts` [G. glaubersalz, from Glauber, a German chemist who discovered it. See {Glauberite}.] Sulphate of soda, a well-known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and is commonly called ``salts.'' [1913 Webster]

Note: It occurs naturally and abundantly in some mineral springs, and in many salt deposits, as the mineral mirabilite. It is manufactured in large quantities as an intermediate step in the ``soda process,'' and also for use in glass making. [1913 Webster]


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  • Glauber's salts — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salts — noun (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic • Syn: ↑Glauber s salt • Hypernyms: ↑salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — Glau ber s salt or Glauber s salts Glau ber s salts [G. glaubersalz, from Glauber, a German chemist who discovered it. See {Glauberite}.] Sulphate of soda, a well known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glauber's salt — n. (also Glauber s salts) a crystalline hydrated form of sodium sulphate used esp. as a laxative. Etymology: J. R. Glauber, Ger. chemist d. 1668 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — [glou′bərz] n. [after J. R. Glauber (1604 68), Ger chemist] hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, a crystalline salt used in medicine as a cathartic or diuretic, and in heating systems, etc.: also Glauber salt (or salts) …   English World dictionary

  • Glauber's salt — Glau·ber s salt .glau̇ bər(z) also Glau·ber salt bər n a colorless crystalline sodium sulfate Na2SO4·10H2O used esp. in dyeing, as a cathartic, and in solar energy systems sometimes used in pl. Glauber Johann Rudolf (1604 1670) German physician… …   Medical dictionary

  • Glauber's Salt —   A salt, sodium sulfate decahydrate, that melts at 90 degrees Fahrenheit; a component of eutetic salts that can be used for storing heat …   Energy terms

  • Glau|ber's salts — Glau|ber s salt or Glau|ber s salts «GLOW behrz, GL », hydrated sodium sulfate used in dyeing and as a laxative and diuretic. Formula: Na2SO4•10H2O ╂[< Johann Glauber, 1604 1668, German chemist] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epsom salts — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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